Marilyn Rose Kuchar, age 79, of Elsie, MI, passed away Monday, June 12, 2023, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Bannister, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 17, 2023, with Rev. Fr. Raj Bandaru presiding. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 6-8 P.M. and also on Friday, June 16, 2023, from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI. A Rosary will be prayed on Friday at 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
Marilyn was born in Elsie, Michigan on July 2, 1943, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Surik) Fabus. She graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1961. Marilyn married Louis Paul Kuchar on September 14, 1968, at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Bannister, Michigan. They were blessed with thirty-five years of marriage, prior to his passing on June 3, 2004.
Marilyn was her class treasurer. She looked forward to monthly lunches with classmates. Marilyn enjoyed crafts and gardening. She was a lifetime member of St. Cyril's Catholic Church where she coordinated funeral dinners for more than thirty years. She was also a member of the St. Cyril's Altar Society and a member of the Literary Club.
She is survived by two sons: Tom Kuchar of Elsie, MI; Brian Kuchar of Elsie, MI; her siblings: Carole and Fred Nixon of Bannister, MI; Andrea Clark of St. Johns, MI; and her brother and sister-in-law John and Elaine Kuchar of Henderson, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Louis Kuchar.
Memorials may be made to WOES Polka Palace or A Charity of the Donor's Choice. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.