Josephine E. Kozumplik, "Jo"

October 20, 1928May 8, 2019

Josephine E. Kozumplik, “Jo”, passed away Wednesday, May 8 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be Friday, May 10 from 12-1 p.m. immediately followed by the funeral mass at St. Robert Catholic Church, 310 N Cherry St., Flushing MI with Fr. Anthony officiating. Interment will be at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Jo was born October 20, 1928, in Elsie, MI. She married Vaclav James Kozumplik on May 14, 1955, and was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Her favorite activities included spending time with family, baking kolaches and other Czech heritage foods, spending time at the family cottage and singing. Over her lifetime, Jo performed at many weddings and polka festivals, and sang with the Friendship Club Czech Singers and Lennovanka Czech Brass Band, with whom she recorded a CD. Jo and her husband were members of the Swartz Creek Friendship Club and St. Robert Catholic Church in Flushing. Preceding her in death were her husband Jim in 2016, and oldest daughter, Carla Maughn in 2012. Surviving are: sons, Brian (Rhonda) Kozumplik; and John (Laurie) Kozumplik; daughters, Lisa (Robert) Allen; and Janice (Bart) Baker, and special daughter Becky (Myron) Erexson; 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to Hospice House of Shiawassee County or the American Heart Association. Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements under the direction of Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel, Flushing, MI.


  • American Heart Association
  • Hospice House of Shiawassee County


  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 10, 2019


Josephine E. Kozumplik, "Jo"

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Frank & Laura lundie

May 9, 2019

Oh the memories that fill our hearts as a child and a adult of Mrs Kozumplik, as we would say as children. One of the fondest memories of Jo was her singing during our wedding ceremony, she had a voice of an angel. Another memory is both my mom and her speaking slovak on the phone together so we would not know what they were saying, except for a few cuss words we would catch now and then. ") Really wishing we could be there during this time to see you all. Now we can celebrate her new life with the Lord in Heaven. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

Frank & Laura Lundie

Mary Ochman

May 9, 2019

Lisa ,
I am there with you in spirit as I know the hurt and emptiness you are feeling - no words can ease the feelings but know that I UNDERSTAND and I am here for you - The only comfort that I had was knowing that the day my mom went to be with the Lord, HE reached out HIS hand and gently grabbed hers and said " My Child Let's Go - I need an angel to help me in heaven."

I pray that you will find comfort in our Savior - that is where I find some peace when I pray to HIM


Kelley Montague

May 9, 2019

My Dear Friend Lisa,
I was just notified of your mother's passing and of her joining God's home in heaven. She will be happy and loved there as much as she has been here. Please know that I am thinking of and praying for God's peace to be in your heart and in those hearts of your family members. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Sending you my love,
Kelley Montague