Who was Edna Mae Kujawski? Retired teacher run over by husband reversing car in freak accident
Kujawski, who was accidently struck by her husband's 2021 Ford Explorer as he was reversing out of their church parking, died of her injuries
Gordon Kujawski, 82, an elderly Michigan man accidently hit and killed his own wife Edna Mae Kujawski, 80, in a freak accident while leaving a food drive event at their church on July 5. According to the authorities, Edna, a retired teacher, was struck by Gordon's 2021 Ford Explorer as he was reversing out of a parking space at Our Lady Consolata Parish Church in Gagetown at around 10 pm. Edna eventually succumbed to her injuries.
After spending the evening volunteering at the church's food pantry, witnesses claimed Edna was moving a bag of trash to a garbage can in the parking lot as her husband was pulling away. The spouse has not been detained in connection with the woman's death, and Michigan State Troopers do not think that drugs or alcohol had a role in her demise.
After the investigation is complete, officers will present a report to the Tuscola County Prosecutor's Office for evaluation, according to Michigan Live.
Who was Edna Kujawski?
According to Edna's web obituary, she was a devoted Catholic, a retired teacher who was well-liked in her neighborhood, and she had previously taught children in Ghana. According to her online obituary, “Edna Mae Kujawski of Cass City, age 80, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Gagetown. Edna was born May 1, 1942, to the late Steve and Katheryn (Lutomski) Karpovich. On May 9, 1987, Edna married Gordon Kujawski at St. Priscilla Catholic Church in Livonia. From a young age, Edna had the heart to help others. She earned a degree in education from Madonna College and went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University honing her teaching skills to teach in various middle schools in Michigan. Edna’s greatest teaching experience was in Ghana, Africa, where not only did she impact the lives of students there, but her life was forever impacted by those she taught. Baking wedding cakes was a love she had that included baking her own wedding cake, and she even held a groom's cake in her lap as she flew to Arizona for her stepson’s wedding.”
“Family, faith, and friends were all important to Edna. She was very active in her church, running the Food Pantry at St. Agatha Church and helping wherever she saw a need, which contributed to being the 2012 recipient of the Bishop Murphy Award from the Diocese of Saginaw. As an avid gardener retiring at fifty-five gave her the opportunity to spend more time with her flowers and appreciating her Polish – Ukrainian heritage. After being away from home for many years, Edna returned to her hometown of Cass City with Gordy twenty years ago to enjoy living in the country,” the obituary added.
According to the Daily Mail, the obituary further remarked that Edna is survived by Gordon; four step-sons, 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 preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Stephen Karpovich. A mass will be held for her on July 14 at Our Lady Consolata Parish in Gagetown.