Orland Funeral Home


Marcia A. Dixon - Craig

May 6, 1956February 21, 2021

Marcia A. Craig, age 64, passed away on February 21st, 2021 at Holy Family Villa in Palos Park. Marcia was born May 1956 to the late Joseph and Helen Kosmala; sister to the late Alvin (Sylvia) Kosmala and David Kosmala. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1974 and went on to earn a degree in Marketing from Arizona State University. In 1980 she started her career at J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in Chicago before leaving to start a family. Throughout the '90s and early '00s, Marcia worked for State Farm as an insurance agent.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Craig. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Craig and Daniel (Stephanie) Craig, two grandchildren Amelia Craig and Michael Craig; and numerous relatives and friends.

An eternal optimist, Marcia's beauty and charisma were evident to everyone she interacted with. She gave of herself abundantly and in return was deeply loved by those close to her.

Marcia will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois. Her life will be celebrated later this spring at private memorial service of family and close friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Orland Funeral Home. (708) 460-7500.


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Marcia A. Dixon - Craig

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Robin Stewart

March 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family,I work at HFV and Marcia was such a caring sweet lady I will miss seeing her💖🙏❤️

Diana Duda

March 2, 2021

Marcia was a truly beautiful woman, inside and out. So honored to have known her. May you be in peace, dancing with your husband again, together in heaven. (((Hugs)))

Bonnie Sepulveda

March 2, 2021

It saddens me knowing that sweet Marcia will no longer be joining our MS Aquatics family when we return. Marcia was always positive and full of grace. I will treasure and cherish the warm memories of dear Marcia. My deep condolences to Marcia’s family whom she deeply loved. May you Rest In Peace dear friend.

Lori Wallach

March 1, 2021

What a spot-on tribute for a beautiful spirit! This girl!! Her joy of life, sense of humor and easy laugh were contagious. (I'm smiling right now, just thinking of her!) Her love of family, especially her beloved Joe & Dan, was a constant throughout her life. She loved being surrounded by family, just being together, sharing a meal, maybe some lovely adult beverages (!), relishing stories of days gone by. So many great memories of our Kosmala Girl outings, family parties and more. Her courage, strength and determination in the face of adversity over the course of her life are a model of grace and faith for us all. May the angels lead her to paradise. Love you forever, girlfriend!

Colleen Voith

February 25, 2021

I have so many great memories of Marcia. We were in the M.S. Aqua Group together for many years and became great friends. Everyone loved her so much. She was the most selfless and genuine person I ever met. Praying for all her family at this most difficult time.

Mary Kopec

February 25, 2021

Marcia was a warm caring sweet friend who lit up the room when she came in with her smile. She'll be deeply missed MS group .
May she rest in peace in Heaven above with God the angels
Deep condolences to her son's and family .❤🙏 Mary

Jean Theis

February 25, 2021

I am a volunteer with OPHFC MS Aqua. I never saw Marcia without a smile on her face or say a cross word about anyone. She was one classy, gentile woman. When working out in the pool, she gave it her all. Our condolences and virtual hugs to her family. Our MS family will greatly miss her presence once we return to pool after this COVID pandemic.

Annie Matty

February 25, 2021

I will always remember her beautiful smile and great laugh. She was a cherished member of our MS Aquatics family. Such a wonderful friend. Rest In Peace my friend.