Marcy Kowskie, 60 of Glenwood, IA, passed away at her home on Friday, August 11, 2023. Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with Pastor John McNeil officating. Visitiation at the funeral home will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Marcy and her family.
Memorials: Directed to the family
Marcy Ann (Orton) Kowskie, 60 of Glenwood, IA, passed away at her home on Friday, August 11, 2023.
Marcy was born on September 3, 1962 in Clarinda, IA, one of four children of Richard Bruce and Ruth Arlene (McCullough) Orton. She graduated from high school and took some college credits. Marcy worked as a driver's education instructor for Street Smart.
Marcy and Donald Miles Kowskie were united in marriage on August 8, 1987 in Omaha, NE. They were married 34 years, when Donald passed away on February 27, 2022.
Safety was Marcy's middle name. She drove a school bus for the Glenwood School District for many years. She took pride in her job as a driver's training instructor and test person. Marcy was a hard worker. She loved going to breakfast on Thursday mornings, selling her eggs at the Glenwood Farmers' Market, and loved to socialize with her friends. Marcy loved her farm, horses, her dog Beans, chickens, goats, and especially her friends and family.
In addition to her husband, Marcy was preceded in death by her mother Ruth; and grandparents, Lloyd and Dorothy McCullough, and Bruce and Vera Orton.
Marcy is survived by her daughter Sara Kowskie of Council Bluffs, IA; stepdaughter Kelly Whitehead (Jeff) of Texas; father Richard Orton of Warroad, MN; sisters, Nancy Anundson (Bertel) of Baudette, MN, and Cindy Sawyer of Wadena, MN; brother Randy Orton (Carol) of Baudette; and other relatives and friends.
"Marcy will be missed by many! We have so many fun memories with Marcy and her late husband, Don. Marcy had many gifts, but my favorite was her ability to make others feel valued just as they were. Marcy quickly took me on as her friend. I loved her genuine heart, fun loving spirit, desire to live life to its fullest, humor, and her love of family and friends. I am especially grateful for our special moments over the past year where we shared time discussing our hopes, dreams, fears, and ideas together. She truely loved her family and friends! May God give comfort to her family and many friends. And may we continue to love and celebrate life as she did and would want for others to do!!! "Weeee""
"Marcy will be greatly missed by many! We have many fun memories with both her and her late husband, Don. I loved and appreciated Marcys genuine heart, her open spirit, her energy for living life to the fullest, her humor, and her sweet friendship! She quickly welcomed me as her buddy. I'm especially grateful for the last year where we shared some special moments together discussing life, love, fears, and dreams. Marcy had many gifts, but one of my favorites was her ability to make people feel like they were valued by her just as they were. May God comfort her family and friends! "
"My great aunt Marcy was amazing I didn?t see her often but when I did I loved to talk to her her and my great uncle don her husband who passed a year or so ago would tell me all different kinds of stories about the farm and all there animals I hope both of them rest in peace and I will always remember them and cherish the memories with them
-love kalina "
"She was a classmate in school and what I remember most of Marcy was her smile, laughter and good nature. Sincere condolences to her family and friends."
"Marcy had a smile that lit up the room, a big heart and a kind soul. Her pain is over now. May she rest in peace."
"LeVerne and I, worked with Marcy at the Glenwood Bus Department. Marcy was always Warm, kind and friendly. We enjoyed her friendship very much, we missed her when she changed jobs. Our sympathy goes out to her family. Prayers for comfort are sent your way. LeVerne and Diane Rohrberg "
"My condolences all my love to Sara, Cindy, Terrie an family and friends that loved her so.! Absolutely wonderful memories made. I will ever hold so dear. .
Marcy was one of a kind with a heart as big as this world. Greatly missed "
"Sad and deeply broken.
?Great memories? made a plans of to come this September.
I will always hold Marcy near She is greatly missed.
All my love to Sara and Cindy Terrie, family and all of those who loved her.