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Constance Kossak, age 94, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, passed away in the early morning on Thursday, September 15, 2022. She was born March 6, 1928, in Detroit, to the late, Sam and Rose (Szpond) Amato.

She was proceeded in death by her deeply beloved husband and forever love, Joseph Kossak; her parents; sisters, Elenor and Phyllis; and niece, Janie.

To list Connie’s surviving family would take pages upon pages as she was a mother and grandmother to anyone who knew her. If you left her house hungry it was your own fault as she loved showing hospitality and giving to others. She was never without a smile or a big Sicilian hug.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Leonard) Herrmann; sons, Joseph Kossak and John (Beth) Kossak; grandchildren, Heather (Daniel) Brennan, Jeremy (Amber) Kossak, Seth (Dyana) Herrmann, and Matthew (Samantha) Herrmann; her great-grandson, Bradly Kossak; and sister, Kathy (Kurt) Butler.

Grandma Connie touched many lives and is resting peacefully now, safe in God’s memory.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Marilyn Swanson on September 16, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I first met Connie when she was 12. I had the privilege of studying the Bible with her and she took to the truth immediately. Her strong love for Jehovah was an example for all. What a joy the resurrection hope is for all of us and to be able to see her in paradise.

  2. Mary Ellen Nicke on September 20, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    To the Kossak Family;
    Please accept our Condolences @ this very sad time. We were very sorry to learn of the loss of our dear and very faithful Spiritual Sister and Friend; Connie. I’ve known Connie all my life. I enjoyed listening to her stories when she used to tell me how she and her family were neighbors and lived a couple of houses down from my Father and Grand-parents in Detroit. My Grand-Father owned a Barber Shop just walking distance from their neighborhood, and would have Bible discussions with Connie’s Father every time he sat in the Barber Chair cutting his hair. The rest is history when a Study was started. After my parents were married, they became neighbors again in another part of Detroit, when they moved into a small home just kitty/corner from Connie’s family on Marlboro & Linville St, in Detroit. My Family and her family were extremely close friends and attended the same congregation. Always spoke Spiritual upbuilding and encouraging things, these memories I have of Connie and her entire family. Her smile and hospitality I will always remember as well, and the gatherings she enjoyed hosting in her home were wonderful. I look forward to when we will all meet again and welcome her back in the Resurrection on Earth’s new paradise. What a beautiful celebration that will be when we can host a huge party for her. I know Connie will love that.
    Mary Ellen (Koufos) Nicke & Husband; Tom.

  3. Rita Harris on September 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Thinking of your family💓. May Jehovah help you by thinking of His wonderful promise of Connie’s resurrection and, in the meantime, of her resting in Jehovah’s peaceful, safe memory. With sympathy, Rita & Richard Harris

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