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Dorothy M. Koziol, aged 88, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after her latest bout with cancer.

Dorothy got the most enjoyment from playing cribbage, staying at Sandy Pines (especially with her grandchildren), bowling, spending time with her family and helping family and friends. She dedicated many years of service to the VFW Old Kent Post 830, including serving as long-time bar manager, being active in the Ladies’ Auxiliary and planning and hosting activities like the annual children’s Christmas party, Easter egg hunt and Halloween party. Dorothy worked for Stow & Davis/Steelcase for 35 years.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; son, Joseph; daughter, Margaret; father, Joseph Paskiewicz; sister, Dolores Kramer; and brother, Donald Paskiewicz. Surviving are her son, Edward (Jean); daughter, Kathleen (Frank) Sieracki; daughter, Virginia (Russell) Pellerito; grandchildren, Suzanne (Jim Penning) Wedeven, Lauri (Brad) Brown, Scott (Maranda) Pellerito, Daniel Pellerito, Kali (Paul) Steck, Stacey Koziol, and Joel (Lindsay) Koziol ; along with  11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at The Story Community Church, 475 6 Mile Rd., with a luncheon to follow at VFW 830 Post, 557 Eleventh NW, Grand Rapids, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Faith Hospice or HOPE Network.

Per Dorothy’s wishes, she has been cremated. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.  


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  1. Rebecca Griffes on March 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I loved getting to know Dorthy, from our small group. She is loved and will be sadly missed. No

  2. Lauri Brown on March 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Grandma,

    Thank you for all you’ve been to me; a grandma, friend and a mentor. I will never forget the times you’ve believed in me when I couldn’t stand on my own. You shaped my life in a way only God can see. I will miss our time together, phone calls and visits. Please know I love you with all my heart. Until we meet again, all I can say is good job to you, God’s faithful servant! Love Always, Lauri

  3. Brenda Spratling on March 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Ginni and Russ – From Aaron and I and all those at The Story that love you. We are sad for your loss, but celebrate with you that Dorothy is in the presence of her almighty creator. Praying for you during this time.
    Much love,

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