Agnes Kos

IRON MOUNTAIN – Agnes “Aggie” Dolores Kos, 87, of Quinnesec, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, Byron Center.

Agnes was born July 24, 1926, in Chicago, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Valenta) Lavrinec. She married Frank Kos on July 24, 1952, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1985.

While living in Chicago, Agnes worked for Sears & Roebuck Co. in the catalog department for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987. In 2000 she moved to Kingsford.

Agnes enjoyed many hobbies, including bowling, dancing, crafts and attending TOPS. She lived a faith-filled life and always enjoyed praying the Rosary.

Agnes is survived by two daughters, Judy (Timothy) Link of Kentwood and Marilyn (Richard) Virta of Quinnesec; one sister, Emily Kocurek; six grandchildren, Daniel (Jessica) Verbos, Michael (Rose Gochenauer) Verbos, Diana (Michael) Peters, Julianne Verbos, Karen Virta and Diana Link; three great-grandchildren, Ava Peters, Foster Hunter and Ava Hunter; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Frank, Agnes was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Lacko and Joseph Lavrinec; two sisters, Mary (Frank) Sladich and Virginia (Stanley) Cegielski; one brother-in-law, Stanley Kocurek; and a special friend, James Reilly.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Vigil prayers will be recited Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Prayers will also be offered Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway, Fr. Tim Ekaitis will officiate.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Ill.

Memorials can be made to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in her memory. Agnes had a “heart of gold” that touched more lives than she ever realized.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Agnes or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Agnes’ legacy of life.