Age 97, of Sterling Heights, formerly of Owosso, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at her residence.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Owosso with the Rev. Michael O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Bennington Township.

The family will receive friends at the church from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Sylvia was the daughter of John and Rose Kurowski, born in Detroit June 5, 1922.

Sylvia married Edward J. Hachenski April 18, 1942, in Detroit. He predeceased her June 14, 2010.

Sylvia worked as a beautician for many years and also at Toledo Commutator.

She enjoyed crafts, especially quilting for many family members. Sylvia also loved to cook and share authentic Polish recipes.

Sylvia is survived by children Jerry Hachenski of Emmett, Eileen (Pete) Luther of Madison, Alabama, Sharon (Michael) Hodas of Alva, Florida, Randy (Linda) Hachenski of Rochester Hills, Rick (Sheryl) Hachenski of Traverse City, and Kevin (Mykaela) Hachenski of Indian River; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband and sister Virginia Szufnar.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul Catholic Church or the Shiawassee County Council on Aging.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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