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Obituary for Joan E. Kaczorowski

Joan Kaczorowski
Bay City, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at her home. Age 91 years. The daughter of the late Leo and Helen (Szewc) Mikolaizyk, Joan was born on July 3, 1932 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Leonard Kaczorowski in October 1982. He survives her. Joan worked at Lufkin Rule and was their first female time study clerk. Following Lufkin’s departure from Saginaw, Joan went on to General Motors and worked in data entry before retiring in 1987. She was a former member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Civil Air Patrol. Joan and Leonard loved to travel and visited all of the 50 United States and Poland. She also enjoyed quilting, boating, but most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband Leonard are her children, Sue Rick, Saginaw; Vince (Dina Castillo) Smith, Fort Mill, South Carolina; Sheryl Behling, Essexville; Cathy McAllister, Bay City; her grandchildren, Cortney (Aaron) Bugbee, Nicole Hales, Christopher (Amy) Rick, Eric McAllister, Alicia McAllister, Josie Smith; four great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert Kaczorowski, Beverly (Dave) Maciejewski and Doug (Kim) Kaczorowski; many nieces and nephews, including Kyle Mikolaizyk. Joan was preceded in death by her son-in-law, James Behling; her siblings, Eugene, Floyd, and Richard Mikolaizyk; two nephews, Joe Mikolaizyk and Jim Mikolaizyk.

Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty). Sr. Margo Tafoya, MSSp. will officiate. Honoring Joan’s wishes cremation will follow and private entombment will take place in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may visit at funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.