Frances Kosowski | September 2, 1925 – December 20, 2023

Frances Irene Kosowski was born on September 2, 1925 in Wyandotte, MI to Frances and Albert Srebniak. She passed away on December 21st at the age of 98. Her parents migrated to the United States from Poland and Austria, respectively and met and married in Pennsylvania, later moving to Wyandotte. Frances was the 4th of 5 children; Cecelia (Thomas), Elizabeth (Olszewski), John, Frances (Kosowski) and Irene (Patterson).

While working as a beautician, Frances met and later married her one true love, Ralph Kosowski on September 26th, 1946. They bought a home together in 1948 on Maple Street in Wyandotte, just five doors down from where Ralph grew up. After Ralph died in 2006, Frances remained in this home for a total of 73 years before moving to assisted living in 2021.

Frances and Ralph had a wonderful life together while raising four boys – Ken, David, Ralph and Wayne. While maintaining the household and raising her boys, she also worked part time outside the home at Sears for many years. She and Ralph loved to travel and took the boys on many cross-country vacations.

Frances was very proud of her boys and remained supportive of them and their respective families throughout her entire life. The family gathered together for nearly every annual holiday including Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Every year on Dec. 23rd she was with family to make dozens of pierogis that were devoured on Christmas eve. The family also celebrated her birthday every year on Labor Day weekend. She cherished every word on every birthday card and saved them all!

With their love of travel, Frances and Ralph spent winters in Ruskin, Florida. They took many cruises from the local Port together with friends and ultimately took an Alaskan cruise together. Frances also loved to cook, bake, sew, knit and read. Her baked goods were loved by all during the holidays. Frances read mostly short stories and medical journals and was the family go-to person for home remedies.

Frances is survived by her sons Ken (Evelyn), David (Laura), Ralph (Debbie) and Wayne (Jill). She is also survived by her grandchildren Bryan (Pam), Brent, Kyle (Cassidy), Kaitlin (Mike), Kameron, Jeffrey, Chris (Alison), Donald, Kevin (Kierstin), Lauren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Czopeks Funeral Home in Wyandotte. The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at St. Joseph Church in Wyandotte, MI. The instate period will begin at 9:30 AM and Mass will begin at 10:00 AM. She will be entombed at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery in Flat Rock.


Wednesday, December 27, 2023