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Beth Ann Pickenpaugh Kolowski

Beth Ann Pickenpaugh Kolowski, age 79, of Southgate, Michigan, died April 19, 2022, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. She was born February 26, 1943, in Caldwell, Ohio, daughter of the late Dallas and Virginia Pickenpaugh. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Akron and a Master’s Degree from Kent State University. She was employed by the State of Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. Beth was a member of the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club, and she loved to travel and spend time bird watching with her sisters.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, Michael A. Kolowski, who died March 6, 2009; two nephews, Tim Pickenpaugh and Tom Pickenpaugh; and her close cousin, Vicki Smith.

Surviving are her son, Michael Z. (Jasmine) Kolowski; two grandchildren, Emmit Kolowski and Kaia Kolowski; and her siblings, Terry (Charlotte) Pickenpaugh, Sue (Rick) Nelson, and Rosemary (Dale) McCain.

Friends may call Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10-11a.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a Celebration of Life Service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. with Ken Perkins officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hoskinsville Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at

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