Norma Grace Kusek of Caro, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Covenant Health Care – Cooper in Saginaw. Norma was born October 14, 1935, in Detroit, the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Kobey) Ray. She was united in marriage with Richard Kusek on August 28, 1982, in Redford, and he survives. Norma drove school bus for Dearborn Public School for approximately 15 years. She loved sewing which lead her to opening her own shop at the School Haus in Frankenmuth.

She is survived by her husband, Richard, of Caro; four children and their spouses: Linda Horton of South Carolina, Laura Dickinson of Detroit, Lisa and Donald Pelty of Westland, Bill and Ann Redilla of Alaska; two step-children: Larry “Butch” Kusek of Gibralter, and Laura Lee of Grosse Point. In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by one daughter, Leslee Redilla; and two brothers: David and Doug Ray.  

Private graveside services are being held. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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