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Marlene Kosakowski

Personal Description:


To Those Whom I Love And Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thankyou for the love each have shown
But now it is time I travelled on alone
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart
I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear
Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and a Welcome Home

Personal Description:

Marlene Kosakowski was more than just my aunt, she was my second mother, my hero, and now my guardian angel. She was the strongest, most caring person I will ever know. After being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer four years ago, she decided to fight it with everything she had, and she did until the end. I will love her forever and will continue to pray for her, to ensure that she is loved as much in death as she was in life.

Last updated on: 07/26/2009


YMMD with that asewnr! TX

Sparky Sparky – 06/02/2011

Betty and I send our most sincere sythimpaes to Bob and family. We are in Milwaukee and got the phone call Thursday.Marlene was something very special and a dream to work with. I had the pleaure of working with her in Winter Haven, in Bartow, and in Tallahassee. Gone but never forgotten. I could not even begin to note the issues on which she made a difference. Because of this you always wanted Marlene on your side of any issue. Winter Haven may not realize the extent of their loss. The candlelight ceremony is a fitting tribute and I am pleased that the Chamber took this step forward.

Daniel Daniel – 09/04/2012