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Peggy Ann (Wicker) Kozlak

May 19, 1952 — January 13, 2024

Davenport Crystal Lake

Peggy Ann Kozlak, 71, of McHenry, passed away on January 13, 2024. Born in Minneapolis, MN, to Clinton and Gladys Wicker, she was a proud graduate of Fridley High School. Peggy moved to Chicagoland in 1983 with her family, divorced in 1987, she then attended college studying electrical engineering which led to a rewarding career that spanned until her retirement in 2021.

Peggy's life was rich with relationships and commitments. She cherished her time with her family and close-knit circle of girlfriends, finding joy and support in their company. Her faith played a central role in her life; she was very involved in her church, The Chapel in McHenry, where she found strength and community.

As a mother, Peggy was tirelessly involved in her sons' sports, through which she built lasting friendships. Known for her exceptional organizational skills, she skillfully managed both her home and a busy schedule with grace and efficiency.

In 2018, Peggy bravely faced a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis, showing remarkable strength and resilience. She celebrated a period of remission with travels and adventures, including an unforgettable African Safari. Sadly, her cancer returned in the summer of 2023.

Peggy leaves behind her sons, Benjamin and his wife, Kris,  Kozlak and Ryan Kozlak; her adored grandchildren, Sidney, Jax, River, and Rilo; and her sister, Vicki.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kay, and nephew, Michael.

A memorial visitation will be Friday, February 9, from 4pm until 8pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

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