OBITUARY

Susan M. (Kozacik) Rodgers

November 11, 1965January 13, 2012

Susan M. Rodgers, nee Kozacik, 46, of Chicago, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012; beloved wife of Kevin Rodgers; devoted mother of Alexander, 7, and Sophia, 5; a stepmother to Joana and Trevor Rodgers; and daughter of Barbara Kozacik; sister of Carolyn McGrath and Julie O'Malley. Visitation 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL. Memorial Service 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Crysostom's Episcopal Church, 1434 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers the family is asking instead for contributions in Susan's name to LIVESTRONG, a charitable organization that continually finds new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to improve the lives of everyone touched by cancer. Contributions in Susan's name can be made online at www.livestrong.org/tribute. Arrangements under the direction of Drake & Son Funeral Home, Chicago, IL, 773-561-6874.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 19, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 20, 2012
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Susan M. (Kozacik) Rodgers

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Sherri Penney

January 30, 2012

Kozacik and Rodgers Families,
God has a new angel. Wife, Mother, daughter, sister, friend - - Susan was truly a blessed woman. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Susan will be forever in our hearts. May God heal your sorrows and touch your hearts with His peace. Our prayers continue to be with you.

Sherri, Dave, Susannah and Amber Penney

Christen Hupfer/Vogel

January 29, 2012

I was deeply saddened when I heard of Susan's passing. She was a childhood friend of mine, and I will never forget her kind, loving, happy, spirit. When she walked into a room she made everyone smile. I will always cherish the many happy memories we shared. Blessings to her family.

January 28, 2012

Thinking of you at this time. So sorry for your loss. The bible speaks of a time when "Death will be no more, neither mourning or outcry or pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." what a wonderful hope for our future.

Ann Balistreri

January 23, 2012

Sooo sorry and saddened to hear about Susans passing. She was my sorority sister... She was such a beautiful women..always a great
smile..she will be missed..God bless you all..

Ann Balistreri

January 23, 2012

Sooo sorry and saddened to hear about Susans passing. She was my sorority sister... She was such a beautiful women..always a great
smile..she will be missed..God bless you all..

Robyn Miller Henry

January 22, 2012

Susan and I were sorority sisters. Her smile lit up a room. She was a beautiful person who loved life. When you were with her, you couldn't help but feel happy. My prayers are with you and your family.

January 21, 2012

Kevin, Barb, Carolyn, Julie and family, How sad that your beautiful Susan is gone. I so admired her strenght to fight for her life. I have fond memories of our times in Lansing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
AnnO'Malley & John Maass

Renee Davis Herrmann

January 21, 2012

I have many fun and special memories with Susan. We were sorority sisters at UW Madison. I cannot believe that she's gone and my prayers and thoughts are with Susan and her family during this very difficult time. God Bless.

J'nee Hilgers-Easter

January 20, 2012

I was Susan's roommate in the Chi O house in Madison. She was a beautiful person inside and out with a special sparkle and style all her own. I have many fond memories of her. My prayers and love are with you at this difficult time.

Kim (Ulin) Jewett

January 20, 2012

I went through junior high and high school with Susan. I honestly cannot remember a time when she was not smiling, laughing, cheerful and positive. My prayers are for the Kozacik and Rodgers families, especially your beautiful children.