Bay City, Michigan
Rosalyn “Rose” D. Kaznowski was called home by her Heavenly Father on Monday, January 16, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her loving family. She was 92. She was born on May 18, 1924 in Chicago, IL to the late Albert J. and Mary E. (Lee) Stone. Rose married Leo A. Kaznowski on November 17, 1945 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. He predeceased her on February 18, 1994. She was a devoted member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, where she was a member of the Rosary/Altar Society, the Felician Sisters’ Auxiliary, the Legion of Mary, the League of Catholic Women and Men, and served as a funeral luncheon team leader. She worked at St. Stanislaus Kostka School, and served as housekeeper for the St. Stanislaus Kostka Rectory. She was also a member of TOPS Chapter 1059 and a quilting club. Rose enjoyed clogging, line dancing, trips to the casino, and was very faithful in crocheting prayer shawls on Thursdays at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
Rose truly cherished family gatherings and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Surviving are five children: Barbara (Jim) Tesner, Michael (Kathy) Kaznowski, Roseann (Bill) Hellebuyck, Mary Little, and Patricia (Paul) Galus. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and three new babies on the way. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Arlene Stone, Julie Piesik, Theresa Weber, and Donna Kaznowski, a brother-in-law, Clarence Mikolajczak, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Glen and Bernard Stone, and Alice (James) Ratajczak, a son-in-law, Ron Little, and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Mary (Eugene) Netkowski, Eva (Stanley) Slezak, Joan Mikolajczak, John, Clement, Erwin, Adolph, Steven (Isabelle), Stanley (Diantha) Kaznowski, Victor Piesik, and Fabian Weber.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko, Bay City 48708. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m. Members of the St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society and the Felician Sisters Auxiliary will pray the Rosary Friday at 2:00 p.m., followed by a parish vigil service for Rose at 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church or St. Labre Indian School.