Marilyn J. Kozar of Schoolcraft, MI passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the age of 85 at Rose Arbor Hospice with her family by her side. Born on November 30, 1935, in Kalamazoo, MI, she was middle child of George and Gladys (Werner) Kozar. She later married her husband, Edwin David Wood.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Edwin Wood; son: Michael Wood; parents: Gladys and George Kozar, and two sisters: Geraldine Povenz and Shirley Heuser.
Marilyn leaves behind three children: Eddie Wood, Jennifer (Wood) Duff, and Wendy (Wood) Boutell; grandchildren: Edwin (Woody) Wood, Matheson Wood, Alex Andrea (Wood) Bond, Zachary Wood, Jenny (Duff) Dines, Lauren (Chapman) Bienemann, and Shannon Chapman; as well as many great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind Russ Povenz who was married to Geraldine, and John (Jack) Heuser who was married to Shirley.
Marilyn was a longtime member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Vicksburg, MI. Her Catholic religion was an important part of her life, and she was looking forward to being reunited with her family in heaven. A mass said in her honor will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.
Please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Kozar family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.