On March 22, 2022, the Lord called home his servant of 97 years, Genevieve “Genny” Veronica (Gauthier) Kozicki. She was the first born of a set of twin girls to Henry and Cassie (Jones) Gauthier in Iron Mountain, MI, on March 5, 1925. From a family of 11 siblings she learned about hard work which followed her all the days of her life. She was the most giving person, always ready to help all be it family, friend or stranger. Her home was always open for sanctuary to so many individuals whether for days, weeks and at times, years. If she knew visitors were coming, the beef roast was in the oven and a meal was being prepared.
Moving to the Green Bay/Pulaski area as a young adult, she worked various jobs. Genny married Lawrence Kozicki, on June 1, 1946, and to this union three children were born. Lawrence “Lorny” preceded her in death on December 31, 1995.
Genny was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 337, Pulaski, and the Assumption B.V.M. Parish Council of Catholic Women.
Genny was an avid card player belonging to a ladies group that met monthly at each other’s homes. She also was always up for a Sunday afternoon at the bingo hall, with a great big “thank you” to dear friend, Doris, for all the special times spent together. The comment was always made by her that only one number was needed for the winning “Bingo”. Genny also loved to try her luck at the slot machines.
Genny is survived by her children: Vernon (Sandra) Kozicki, Mark Kozicki, and Laurel (Bruce) St Louis. She is further survived by a sister, Shirley Koski-Maurina; sister-in-law, Arlene Gauthier; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Lorny and parents, Henry and Cassie, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Stanley (Elinor) Gauthier, Floyd (Cecilia) Gauthier, Clifford (Geraldine) Gauthier, and Earl Gauthier; five sisters: Bernice (Tony) Novak, Maxine (Virden) Hartman, Alvira (Daniel) Nowak, her twin sister, Jean Trinka, and Geraldine (John) Bettini; brothers-in-law: Wally Koski, Al Maurina, and Lester VanDenElzen; and a great-grandson, Beaumont Reinke.
Friends are invited to gather with the family at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, on Saturday, March 26, from 9-11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Fr. James Esser, O.F.M. presiding. Interment will be in the spring at Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery, Pulaski.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice, especially Leah and Tina, Carla Wech NP, Dr. DeVilla, the Bellin Cancer Team and her niece, Barb, who was there for her to the end. The family is truly grateful for all the love and support given by all.
We will always remember hearing her say before leaving the house “is the coffee pot unplugged, make sure the water is not running and the mail is picked up.” A note will be left on the kitchen table so all know where to find me.
Have a safe trip, rest in peace, and everything is under control.