Margaret Kosydor

Margaret Kosydor

Margaret Stuckenschneider Kosydor, 81, of Alto Pass, was born on Oct. 6, 1941, in Lenox, Mo., and peacefully passed away on July 13, 2023, at her home, with her husband at her side.

Named Margaret Rosalia Teresa, she was a 1959 graduate of St. Alphonsus Rock High School in St. Louis.

She had recently commemorated her 63rd wedding anniversary to Ronald Lee Kosydor of East St. Louis.

She was a loyal wife, beloved mother, outgoing grandmother and valued friend. 

She raised most of their family in Hecker, and moved to Union County in the early 1980s to build their current home, with her husband and youngest son, Matthew Kosydor.

Marge enjoyed being witty and with family. She was an attentive homemaker, endearing mother, faithful wife and compassionate friend. 

She was also an accomplished seamstress, and pioneering 1970s manufacturing worker, being named the first female lineman in the Climate Control Division of The Singer Company in Red Bud. 

Serving as the Community Relations and Community Outreach Manager for Southern Illinois’ Shawnee Community College and Short Enterprises’ McDonald’s franchise were among her favorite career experiences, as well. 

Her most treasured first job was at Miss Hullings Cafeteria in downtown St. Louis, as that’s where she met her future husband.

Marge enjoyed making plans, being honest, babies, buying things she would likely never wear, cutting her own hair, talking to strangers, the city, re-arranging her furniture, making people laugh and steadily caring for her husband and children. 

She didn’t like hunting season, mean people, the ladybug migration, being ignored, dogs or when the mules and horses got out of their pens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel (Davis) and Henry Stuckenschneider; her sisters, Carol Reynolds, Lois Laird, Lorraine Staub and Ruth Brust; and her brothers, Robert, John and Edward Stuckenschneider.

Marge is survived by her husband, Ronald Lee Kosydor; children Ron Kosydor of Alto Pass, Cindy Kosydor of Chicago, Stacy Kosydor of Waterloo and Matthew Kosydor of Alto Pass; nine grandchildren, Cody Kosydor, Dylan Kosydor, Eli Snodgrass, Katy (Kosydor) Knolhoff, Casey Kosydor Whitley, Emma (Snodgrass) Thaggard, Madison Kosydor, Nathan Kosydor and Zach Kosydor; three great-grandchildren; her brothers, Paul and Martin Stuckenschneider; sisters-in-law Doris (Kosydor) Pfershy and Mary (Cole) Kosydor; her best friend, Sue Johnson-Eichelberger; and many nieces and nephews who adored her.

She and her husband express gratitude to Hospice of Southern Illinois Inc. and particularly acknowledge their faithful and tireless care team, Amanda Cunningham, RN, and Toni Ames, CNA, for their steadfast years of guidance and service. 

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois by calling 1-800-233-1708 or by visiting

Visitation and a funeral Mass were held after her July 13 passing in the Metro East area. Her remains will rest in a private family cemetery, with a Celebration of Life and burial to be held this fall on the Kosydor property in Alto Pass.

The Gazette-Democrat

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