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“Life is too short, I cherish my time I spent with all of you as I visited you all in the summer as I was growing up. R.I.P. John I hope to see you on...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mike Clayton - west branch, MI

“Cheryl, my heart goes out to you and your family. First Sandy and now John. I have many great memories of John and most involve music. Albums...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Pamea Warren - Mayville, MI

“A lot of fond memories of you...though we didnt speak often I thought about you a lot....I learned so much from you and hold you responsible for...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Jeremy Poulos - millington, MI

“May the Lord watch over you and your journey to be with Mom & Dad and Sandy... We love you and you will be missed... We will carry you in our hearts...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jerry and Brenda Kuzma - LA


John James Kuzma, age 61 years, passed away Thursday evening, June 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on October 24, 1954 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late John P. and Dora Mae (Wilson) Kuzma. On June 2, 1976 John was united in marriage to Cheryl A. Swoffer and after 40 years together she survives him. John enjoyed metal detecting, rummaging, coon hunting, fishing, trapping, tinkering with electronics, dirt bike and ice racing. He also played guitar in several bands and loved gardening. His gardens were so manicured and impressive that people would stop by to take a look.

Surviving family include his wife, Cheryl; son, John Kuzma (fiancée Rachel Hunt); sister, Suzanne (Melvin) Stange; brothers, Richard Kuzma and Jerry (Brenda) Kuzma and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandra Gawne.

Cremation has taken place and no visitation or funeral services are scheduled. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar.