May 30, 1921—May 4, 2019
KALAMAZOO, MI—Margaret Kucinski, 97, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, May 4, 2019, at Amber Place in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Marge was born on May 30, 1921 in Racine, Wisconsin the daughter of Edward and Edith (Stadich) Dvorak. She spent most of her life in Racine until she moved to Portage, Michigan in 2005. Marge enjoyed life to the fullest and she was a professional roller skater, a dance instructor and a junior bowling instructor. Marge continued to roller skate into her early 80’s. Marge was an avid bowler for many years. Marge enjoyed her trips to various casinos where she would play her favorite slot machines (Wheel of Fortune). Marge loved to dance and she loved to listen to music and sing along to all of her old time favorites. Even after she lost her memory to dementia, she could still remember the words to her favorite songs and loved singing along at Amber Place. Marge loved her grandchildren and, when vanity licenses plates became available, Marge selected MARJ for her plates which represented the first letters of each of her grandchildren’s names. Marge worked at various jobs during her life and retired as a bookkeeper for Paradise Lanes in Racine.
On January 18, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas she was united in marriage to her loving husband, George Kucinski, who preceded her in death on August 17, 2000. She was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Braxton; sister, Dorothy Dvorak; and brothers, Edward and Robert Dvorak. Marge is survived by her son, Bob (Debbie) Kucinski, daughter Cheryl (Gary) Rost, 4 grandchildren, Jonathan (Jordan) Kucinski, Amanda Rost McKown, Matthew (Stephanie) Kucinski, and Rebecca Rost; great-grandchildren Nora, Nena, Callum, Bennett, Caleb, Hudson and Brooks Kucinski, and Addison and Carter McKown.
Marge will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin next to her husband, George. A private family celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Amber Place, 2400 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, where Marge was a resident for the past 6 years and received excellent and loving care by all staff members which our family has been so thankful for. To view Marge’s personalized guestbook, please visit www.langelands.com.