Mary passed away Friday, December 9, 2022 at her residence with her loving family by her side at the age of 70 years. She was born in Bay City on June 24, 1952 to the late Edwin and Joan (Kasprzyk) Kowalczyk. Mary worked and retired from the Bay County Boys and Girls Club for 25 years as a social worker. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a current member of St. John’s Evangelist Church in Davison. Mary loved her family and her dogs and is finally reunited with her dog Whiskey. In her spare time, she loved helping people, being a care giver and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her loving daughter who cared for her, Tracey (Richard) Buerge; son, Jeremy (fiancé Jennifer Guoan Levengood) Davidson; grandchildren, Savanna Davidson, Joseph Buerge and Jonah Buerge; brothers, Joseph (Joyce) Kowalczyk and James (Grace) Kowalczyk; sister, Judi Kowalczyk and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Michael (Terry) Kowalczyk.
Funeral Liturgy will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan 48423. The celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski with cremation to follow the mass. Friends and family may visit at the Gephart Funeral Home, 201 West Midland Street, Bay City, Michigan 48706 on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mary will be taken to the church on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 to lie in state from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For online condolences visit www.gephartfuneralhome.com