In Memoriam

Sister Dianne Koszycki, OP


Our faith assures us that God is anxiously awaiting each of us, just as he awaited Dianne, as with outstretched arms she walked into God’s Holy Presence forever on May 29. As we heard … in the reading from Isaiah , she walked into the arms of the Holy One who had held her in the palm of his hand, even before she was born. God was always there. Holy Mystery had her back, in a way we don’t even pretend to understand, yet believe.

This paragraph was part of the funeral homily preached by Sister Susan Van Baalen for Sister Dianne Koszycki, echoing the image of a hand cradling a human figure that was used on the cover of the worship aid for the funeral.

Dianne Marie Koszycki was born on April 4, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, to Francis and Helen (Wozniak) Koszycki. She was the youngest of the couple’s two children, coming into the family six years after her brother, Robert.

While she did not have a sister with whom to make childhood memories, she and her cousin Judy were especially close to each other. They were almost the same age, and although they lived in different states they spent almost every summer and many holidays together. “Needless to say, in our own way we created a lot of ‘good trouble’ for those charged with our care each summer,” Sister Dianne said in her life story.

Read more about Sister Dianne

Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI, 49221. make a memorial gift

Sister's Memorial Card (PDF)

Vigil and Funeral Recordings

Recording of Sister Dianne's Vigil Service - After clicking the link, download the recording by right-clicking on the video choosing "Save video as." Worship Aid (PDF)

Recording of Sister Dianne's Funeral Mass - After clicking the link, download the recording by right-clicking on the video choosing "Save video as." Worship Aid (PDF)

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