Margaret Ann Ozga
May 27, 1938 – October 8, 2021
Margaret (Kaler) Ozga, loving wife of Lawrence Ozga, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021, after a long battle with complications from diabetes and cancer. She was 83.
Margaret Ann, daughter of Emilie (Wissenberg) and Edwin Kaler, grew up in Detroit, Michigan and is survived by her younger brother Edwin Kaler (Sally Johnson) of Cottontown, Tennessee. A graduate of Detroit's Pershing High School, Margaret's earliest ambition was to be a great mother. Her proudest achievement was not only being a mom but being the Fun Mom! She loved being involved in activities with the kids when they were younger. She enjoyed being a scout leader, helping with school projects, playing games and taking the family on "mystery trips." When her kids were older and more self-sufficient, Margaret enjoyed working outside the home. Her proudest moment in the work world was being an Administrative HR Secretary for Kelly Services Corporation earning several performance awards during her many years there. Before her retirement, she was a well-loved employee. Because Margaret was always an avid learner and educator, in 1979 she founded a group known as Women of Wall Street where members learned how to research and invest in the stock market.
Margaret was a happy, smiling, upbeat person and a social butterfly who loved to laugh and did it often. She also loved to entertain, have friends over, enjoy great food, tell stories, and play games. In fact, many of her childhood friends were the same friends of the family that her children grew up knowing and loving.
Most of all, Margaret was a devoted wife and friend to Larry, the love of her life. Theirs is a story of true love and dedication. Starting as childhood friends, they started dating when they were 15 and 16 years of age. As Margaret would tell the story, which she loved to do, she was walking with one of her best friends and passed by a group of boys they knew. One of the boys came over with a message for her from Larry asking if she would go on a date with him. The message she sent back was, "If Larry wants to go out with me, he will have to ask me himself." And so it began. The inseparable married three years later on September 8, 1956 at Truth Lutheran Church in Detroit surrounded by friends and family. They celebrated their 65th anniversary one month before Margaret's passing. The commitment and love they shared through sickness and health were truly inspirational.
There was only one thing that Margaret loved above all else; something she loved even more than Larry, her children, backrubs, and Diet Sunkist. That one thing was God. Anyone who knew Margaret also knew how important her faith was to her. She loved to share her faith with others and tell stories of those she loved who accepted their Heavenly Father into their lives. If there was anything she hoped people would have learned from her before she left this world, it would be for others to have Jesus in their hearts.
Margaret is survived by her husband Lawrence and by her children Marcia Ozga (Timothy Kurcz), Deborah Ozga (Chuck Ruth), and Gregory Ozga (Shannon Alsip). She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she adored: Marcie's children Rachel (Martin Anderson) and Erik Kurcz; Debbie's children Daniel, Jessica (Marshall Willey), and Annessa Hoffmann; and Gregg's daughter Brianna Ozga. Margaret is preceded in death by her beloved son Daniel Ozga and her precious twin grandbabies Alexandra and Noah Ozga.
A private service for Margaret Ann will be held for immediate family at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.
Zoom meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m., please use the information below to join the meeting.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Margaret’s name would be appreciated by the family.
- Lawrence Ozga, Husband
- Marcia Ozga (Timothy Kurcz), Daughter
- Deborah Ozga (Chuck Ruth), Daughter
- Gregory Ozga (Shannon Alsip), Son
She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she adored: Marcie's children Rachel (Martin Anderson) and Erik Kurcz; Debbie's children Daniel, Jessica (Marshall Willey), and Annessa Hoffmann; and Gregg's daughter Brianna Ozga.
Margaret is preceded in death by her beloved son Daniel Ozga and her precious twin grandbabies Alexandra and Noah Ozga.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Margaret Ann Ozga
October 24, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to Larry and their family. We will always smile when we think of our friendship and years together thru Fisher Coaches camping group and The Red Coach Ladies. Margaret was a dear friend and will be missed.
Our love and Prayers
Art & Dori Bock
October 15, 2021
I'm a cousin-in-law. Margaret's husband Larry is first cousin to my late husband, Jerry. I will always remember Margaret's beautiful smile. Always friendly and outgoing, Margaret helped us keep in touch over all the years. My deepest condolences to Larry and the family. Indeed, she will be missed.
Peace and love from Gayl Woityra
October 15, 2021
I always loved going to Aunt Margaret's & Uncle Larry's house for Christmas. You never new what gift you would get from her, but the best was her Dinner. It was not just one item. She would do ham, turkey, kielbasa & sauerkraut, pierogis both potato & sauerkraut, mash potatoes & gravy and then a Greek Salad. The recipe she got from her neighbor. You had tons of choices. Once they started going down to Florida for Christmas it was never the same.
We will miss you and know that one day we will see you soon. Uncle Larry we love you and know we are here for you.
Tania & Tim
Mike & Diane Woityra
October 11, 2021
Our deepest condolences .....
God Bless Margaret's Family.
October 11, 2021
I remember playing with Debbie and Danny when they were our neighbors about 3 doors down from our house. My sister, Mari, and I loved having fun at their house and when they moved, we didn't get to see them as much. We were sad to see them leave the neighborhood. Anyway, weeks later my sister and I were invited for a sleep over in their new house. We had so much fun we didn't want to leave. So just when the fun was about to end, a snowstorm developed and our mom had to wait another day to pick us up. Yahoo! We got to spend one more day with our friend(s). We made bean bag chairs from scratch! A huge bag of tiny foam balls was used to fill the cloth chair. The crazy part was trying to fill the cloth chair with these foam balls. Every time you stuck your hand in the bag, these crazy balls would adhere to the entire length of your arm!! Needless to say, Mrs. Ozga had planned our sleepover and made it perfectly fun for everyone. I know she will be truly missed by me, my sister, and our family.
Ed and Sally Kaler
October 10, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences to Larry and family. Margaret will be greatly missed. She was a loving sister and friend. Margaret ran the race of life and won the prize of eternal life with Jesus.
Gods peace and love comfort us all.