Elderly Michigan man accidentally hits and kills his own wife in church

She and her husband, Gordon Kujawski (pictured in 2012), were volunteering at the pantry that day.  He would have been very supportive of her volunteer workAccording to an online obituary, Edna was born May 11, 1942, to Steve and Katheryn Karpovich, and she married Gordon Kujwski on May 9, 1987, at St. Priscilla Catholic Church in Livonia.

She graduated from Madonna College with a teaching degree and went on to earn a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, using her knowledge to teach in Ghana.

In a 2012 video, she said, “I was called to undertake missionary work.

She then organized a program at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, where she and a group of about a dozen other women would create sundresses for dressless girls around the world after Tuesday’s 8.30am mass.

According to Tuscola Today, the missionaries would contact the ladies and inform them of the quantity of dresses they would need, and the women would then start working on making the dresses for the girls in countries like Honduras, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Haiti and Mexico. .

Additionally, the group traveled to Saginaw Correctional Center in Freeland to teach male inmates how to knit so they could donate mittens, jackets, caps and scarves.

In 2016, Edna expressed her satisfaction with the situation to Tuscola Today. We offer our skill to God because we have it. It’s the best we can provide, no matter how small.

Additionally, Edna coordinated storage at St. Agatha’s pantry, where Nicholas Hux claimed she would have the largest supply.

He said he started volunteering for the pantry as an atheist and started sharing with Edna and another woman, Regina Salcido, his questions about the faith “that I believed without answer, I thought I was smarter than that”.

“But they were able to answer and baffled me each time as we worked, until I finally took to reading a book about saints on purpose.”

In 2019, Hux was baptized, which he attributes to the teachings of Edna and Regina.

For her charitable work, Edna received the 2012 Bishop Murphy Award from the Diocese of Saginaw, and a video of her work showed that Gordon supported her charitable work every step of the way.

“Edna has the ability to inspire others to get involved and discover, as she did, the great joy of serving those in need,” Bishop Joseph R Cistone said at the time.

Edna, left, formed a sewing group at St. Agatha Catholic Church, working with a dozen women to sew sundresses for girls in need around the worldFor her work at the church, Edna received the 2012 Bishop Murphy Award from the Diocese of Saginaw (pictured)Edna enjoyed planting in her spare time and retired at the age of 55 to devote more time to caring for her flowers.

Hux says Edna would have easily turned 100 if the sad accident hadn’t happened, and she is now known for her philanthropic activities and giving back to nature.

Hux told DailyMail.com: “She was very healthy, very strong and also had the strongest faith.” He added that she frequently carried the heaviest boxes to the food bank and when he struggled, she would drive 30 miles alone and carry a box of food and formula for their second-floor apartment.

“One trip, lots of food to help us out and nothing to complain about,” Hux recalled.

Edna is survived by Gordon; four stepsons, Kevin of Livonia, Greg and his wife Justine, Matthew and David Kujawski all of Arizona; seven grandchildren and nephew, David Karpovich and his wife Holly of Cass City. She was predeceased by her parents and one brother, Stephen Karpovich.

A Mass will be held in her honor on July 14 at Our Lady Consolata Parish in Gagetown.

Jerry B. Hatch