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“So sad to hear that cousin Dolores passed away. I remember her as being full of laughter and kindness. My condolences to the family. A donation in...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Frank Bazeli - DeKalb, IL

“Carolyn, may all the memories of your mom help give you comfort during this difficult time.my thoughts and prayers are with you.Anne Bobola Tipton ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Bobola Tipton - Troy, MI

“Delores was a wonderful Lady with a quick wit. She will surely have the angels in Heaven laughing. God bless. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Ream - Chesterfield, MI

“MOM,You are stronger than you know...braver than you think...and more loved than you can imagine.#2 sonGary ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: gary - Son

“Our condolences to the family of Delores. We met her a few times through our daughter-in-law Kristen, who has shared loving memories of her time...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bob & Joanne DuMound - OH

“I may have lost my best friend and shopping buddy, but Heaven has gained an angel. You have always inspired me & made me want to be a better person....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Carolyn Prentkowski - Warren, MI

“You will be forever in my heart and I love you so much! Thank you for the life lessons you instilled in me to be a better person MOM ! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Raymond Kozlowski - Southaven, MS


Delores C. Kozlowski, age 90, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Sanctuary at Fraser Villa. Delores was born April 30, 1927 in Detroit to the late Frank and the late Genevieve (nee: Sokolowski) Skorupski.

Born in 1927, Delores was the eldest of 6 children all of whom were blessings enjoyed by parents, Frank & Genevieve Skorupski. The family resided on 23rd Street in Detroit, the neighborhood of Delores' youth and where she attended school. In her teen years, Delores attended the wedding of her uncle who just happened to be marrying the girl who was the cousin of her future husband, Leonard. Until the day of the wedding, Delores and Leonard had never met. But on that special occasion, obviously ordained by God, the two met and Cupid's arrow pierced their hearts which was the beginning of what would become a budding romance. Their relationship grew and, in 1946, ultimately led them to the altar of marriage where they became husband and wife, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Kozlowski. They were blessed to raise five beautiful children in the house they called home, a small bungalow in northeast Detroit.

Along with tending to the needs of her family and the household, Delores was an active member of her parish, St. Raymond Catholic Church in Detroit. Speaking of active, she was also a den mother for his boys in the cub scouts, a room mother at school, and also worked at the local elections. As for more official employment, Delores' resume held the positions of teller for many of the Manufacturer's Bank locations, and as secretary for the Kelly Services Agency. Always looking to better herself and grow in knowledge, it was in the 70's that Delores decided to take herself back to school and entered the Medical Assistant Program at Macomb Community College's Warren Campus.

Being a part of the Greatest Generation with a strong Polish upbringing, Delores valued the love of family, traditional food, and simpler times. She was one of Fr. Solanus Casey's miracles when, as a child with an eye affliction, her mother took her to "see a man in a brown robe" who laid his hands on her head and told her everything "would be okay." In a short time thereafter, her father obtained a new job and the family was now able to afford the surgery to correct the problem with her eyes.

Delores enjoyed traveling and the theater, something she instilled in her children with tickets to the popular and sold out shows that came to town. For her and Leonard's 50th anniversary, they treated her children and grandchildren to a week of fun at Walt Disney World, where practically every night they could renew their wedding vows and enjoy their family all together. Delores also enjoyed bus trips to various casino's, especially the SnoPoles group trips of which she was an original member.

Delores was a deeply religious woman of faith and a devout member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren. Of the many ways she worked out her faith, Delores was blessed to serve in the Active Christian Women's Club (ACWC) for over 50 years.

Delores was always easy to talk with, offering a kind ear and reliving stories of times spent on her grandparent's farm in Smiths Creek, Michigan. Her compassion and strong spirit will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Sharing even a brief conversation with Delores always made one feel so special as you knew you just met someone who could enrich the lives of those around her.

Delores was the beloved wife of the late Leonard. Dear mother of Ronald (Judy), Gary, Raymond (Kim), Carolyn (Jim) Prentkowski, and the late Marlene. Loving grandmother of Eric (Vickie), Kristen (Chip), Jessica, Andrea (Mike), and great-grandmother of Ethan, Ella, and Adelyn. Sister of Norbert (Elizabeth) Skorupski, Conrad (Rosemarie) Skorupski, Dennis (Sue) Skorupski, the late Carol Kosnik, and the late Gerald Skorupski. Also survived by sister-in-law, Betty Skorupski.

Visitation for Delores will be held Sunday, January 21st from 2-9pm, with a 3 pm ACWC Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren.

She will lie in state on Monday from 11:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 11:30 am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren.

Memorial donations are welcomed to either of the following; 1) American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674...2) Parkinson's Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025...3) Fr. Solanus Casey Center, Attn: Fr. David Preuss, Director, 1780 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207.

Please share memories at Delores' guest book above.