Marian Irene Kurncz, age 89, of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan, on Monday, September 5, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan, on Sunday, September 4, 2022, from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Marian was born in Maple Grove, MI, on December 22, 1932, the daughter of Julius and Loretta (Eickholt) Andres. She graduated from St. Michael's High School, Maple Grove, Michigan, with the class of 1951. On August 8, 1953, she married Peter Kurncz at St. Michael's Catholic Church in New Lothrop, Michigan. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage, prior to Peter’s passing on January 9, 2011.
Marian was the matriarch of the Kurncz family and was the backbone of Kurncz Dairy Farm. She was a leader in 4-H Program in Clinton County, Michigan. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns and sang in the church choir for many years. She served on the board of St. Johns Public Schools. Pete and Marian were the Grand Marshall's of the St. Johns Mint Festival.
She is survived by her children: Ann and Dan Connelly of Birmingham, MI; Gloria and Gary Barker of Gross Point Farms, MI; Michelle and Kevin Kent of Sanford, MI; son Pete and Sandy Kurncz of St. Johns, MI; eleven grandchildren: Miranda and Angel Garcia, Peter and Stacey Kurncz, Courtney Kurncz, Sean and Carolin Connelly, Ashley and Bryan Freeman, Collin Connelly, Robert and Alex Barker, Michael and Tori Barker, Noah Kent, Karley Kent, and Makayla Kent. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren: Bianca, Grant, Grady, Eva, Brody, Kooper, Miles, Quincy, Gavin, Addyson, Riley, Shayne, and Brayden, one sister Agnes May and one brother Bernie Andres. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and great-grandson Peter Kurncz IV, and two sisters: Milly Andres and Dorothy Koan.
Memorials may be made to Peter’s Sunny Day Foundation, 1315 Harvest Moon Way, St. Johns, Michigan 48879 or you can donate on line at: www.peterssunnyday.com. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.