Marlene June Kostick of Beaverton, Michigan formerly of Saginaw
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully following a long illness on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at St. Francis Home of Saginaw. She was 84 years old. Marlene June Greuling was born on June 26, 1935, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Carl and Nellie (McNealy) Greuling. She was a proud 1953 graduate of Saginaw High School. Marlene married Joseph Kostick on August 16, 1984, in Saginaw; he preceded her in death on August 7, 2009, just short of their 25th wedding anniversary. During the 1970s and 1980s Marlene worked as a bookkeeper for Zales Jewelry. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Saginaw. In her younger years, Marlene enjoyed playing the violin. She was a wonderful mother and often volunteered at her childrens school, the osteopathic hospital guild, and chaperoned on many band competition trips. Marlene later volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed crafts, reading, Solitaire, and watching all of her grandchildrens activities. Marlene loved her home on Wixom Lake, but above all loved and cherished her family. She will forever be remembered for her wise yet smart comments, her selflessness to her family, and for always being a source of inspiration to those she loved.
Surviving are a son and two daughters: Dennis Laszlo of Beaverton; Tina (Glenn) Szarenski of Saginaw; Carlene Laszlo of Melvindale; four grandchildren: Wendy (Alex) Staudacher of Freeland; Garrett Szarenski of Kansas City, MO; Darci Szarenski of Saginaw; Rejean (Candice) Houle of Grand Blanc; three great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Fini of Sanford; sister-in-law, Margie (Jack) Leuenberger of Saginaw; brother-in-law, Robert (Betty) Kostick of CT; and her companion cat, Blizzard. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Louise Miller and Reva Hamann; daughter-in-law, Patricia L. Laszlo.
A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019, at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Rev. James T. Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral chapel on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Lupus Foundation or to a charity of the familys wishes.
W. L. Case and Company Mackinaw Funeral Chapel
4480 Mackinaw Road