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Kimberly Marie Kozian

October 7, 1966August 28, 2017

Kimberly Marie Kozian, 50, our beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a three year battle with cancer August 28, 2017.

Kim graduated Salutatorian of the L’Anse Creuse High School North class of 1984. She received her Bachelors in Journalism in 1988 from Central Michigan University. Kim adored the many friendships cultivated during her 4 years, especially as a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Barnard Hall Resident Assistant.

From there, Kim moved to New York City to pursue a career with Gralla Publications. Kim adored her New York friends and the culture. She was especially enamored with musicals. Kim spent 4 years in the great state of New York where she thrived as Residence Hall Director at Fordham University while completing her Masters of Arts and Education in 1992.

After earning her Masters, Kim returned home to Michigan. She taught High School at Mt. Clemens, Romeo, and her home away from home and Alma Mater, L’Anse Creuse High School North where she taught English, Newspaper & Yearbook for 18 years where her blood ran gold. Kim was a highly respected teacher, member of Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, and most importantly beloved by her students and was an inspiration to so many through the years. Kim received the distinguished honor of being a L’Anse Creuse High School Alumnus of the Year and MIPA Teacher of the Year.

When Kim was not at school, she was a voracious reader, loved to travel, see movies, and spend time with family and friends. Kim loved the beach, especially in Oscoda where she shared a vacation condo with her mother. Kim was a strong advocate of animal rescue organizations. Her latest companion is a dog named Tiger, a forty mile per hour couch potato, who misses her dearly. Everyone knows Kim was passionate about music and loved attending concerts. Her loving and kind students recently raised money and gifted her with Bruno Mars concert tickets along with a limo and dinner.

Kim is survived by her parents, Sylvia Kozian and Dennis Kozian; step-mother, Karen Kozian; grandmother, Helen Kozian; sister, Lauri (Mark) Hansen; brother, Dennis A. (Sarah) Kozian; Aunt Palma and Uncle Aldo Grossi; Uncle John and Aunt Julie Paniccia; nieces, Sylvia and Isabella Hansen; nephews, Dennis Robert, and Benjamin Kozian; and cousin, Christa Hebert.

Kim is predeceased by her beloved Grandparents, Theresa and John Paniccia and Arthur Kozian; cousin, Michael Hebert.

Visitation Thursday, August 31, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. time of remembrance at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. In-state Friday, September 1, from 9:00 a.m. until the 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 95 Market St, Mt. Clemens.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the family which will be used for a memorial fund for journalism scholarships that will be established in Kim’s name. Kim touched so many lives and we want her legacy to continue.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Time of Remembrance

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • In-State

    Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 1, 2017

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Molly Duggan

September 21, 2017

My heart is still so heavy. I hope my tribute brought comfort to her friends and family. Kimmy K was such a blessing and a gift to all of us. Thank you to her parents for raising such a compassionate and special person and sharing her with us. She is the brightest star in the sky and will live in our hearts forever. ❤

Nancy Stachura Webb

September 10, 2017

Kim, no words. I love you! Nanc

Amy Grochowski

September 5, 2017

I cannot express fully the sadness I feel from the loss of such a wonderful friend. She was such a kind and generous person and will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends along with my sincerest gratitude for all the loving comfort you've provided at the time of her passing. Farewell dear friend. You will always be remembered.

Michaela (Sporer) McArthur

September 3, 2017

High school is a place where some people don't have a spot to fit in and you are trying to figure out who you are. But when I walked into that journalism room I knew I was loved and that I fit in. I was Koz's first Editor in Chief at LCN and I loved every minute of it. I know I drove her crazy but she made my high school experience amazing. I loved that I was able to use Facebook to keep in contact with her. She was there for me 10 years later after I lost my mom even. To her family please know that you shared such an amazing woman with all of us. And we can't thank you enough for her. I will miss her so much.

Angela Lietz

September 1, 2017

Rest in peace Ms Kozian.

September 1, 2017

Very saddened to hear of Kim's passing. A very kind and sweet person. Will miss her both as a person and our neighbor at Huron Sands.

Al & Pat Trent

Michael Grzebinski

September 1, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Dennis and your family during this time of need. I am so sorry for your loss. Our condolences. Love and God Bless. Mike and Renee Grzebinski

Merry Fourhman

August 31, 2017

To Sylvia and Kim's family,
I am so sorry to hear of her death. As a fellow co-owner of Huron Sands (Unit #403), I got to know Kim in her work with my husband, Bob Fourhman, on the Home Owner's Association board. Always smiling, always gracious, Kim loved to sit and relax on the beach, to walk her precious dog, and to share a conversation. I will miss her. May God grant you His peace and love during this sad time.

Carol LaFramboise

August 31, 2017

I was blessed to meet Kim as a fellow resident of Huron Sands on Lake Huron. I know she loved the beauty of the lake and the peace of this place. May she rest in eternal peace and know that she will be missed.

former student

August 31, 2017

koz was a fantastic teacher and I'm so sad to hear this news. I'll miss her so much.

FROM THE FAMILY