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Kathryn Ann Scygiel

September 27, 1949 — July 2, 2024


Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Scygiel, age 74 of Richland, MI and formerly of Sodus, MI passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday morning, July 2, 2024. She was born in Benton Harbor, MI on September 27, 1949, the loving daughter of Zigmund and Ann (Brzuska) Mileski and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University in 1971. She was employed at Benton Harbor Engineering, where she met Dennis W. Scygiel.

Kathy married Dennis in Benton Harbor on July 5, 1975; he survives. She is also survived by her daughters, Laura (Matt) Lesko, Karen (Ron) Kintup and Amanda (Maryna) Bratschitsch; her grandchildren, Olivia & Thomas Lesko, Mary, Emily & Cara Bratschitsch; her brother, Alan Mileski; and her sister, Janet Schlienz. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents. 

Kathy attended St. Ann Catholic Church in Augusta. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed knitting & crocheting, reading, and listening to music. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and her beloved pets.

At Kathy’s request, a private family service has been held. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Centrica Care Navigators (Hospice) 7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 ( Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family and favorite memories of Kathy may be placed here at


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