Donald Rozek

Birth: August 12th, 1938
Death: April 13th, 2017
Age: 78 years
Residence:Kawkawlin, Michigan

Donald Fred Rozek, 78, of Kawkawlin Twp., our generous, kind, happy, funny, and most thoughtful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend went home to be with the Lord in the early hours of Thursday, April 13, 2017 in his home. Don was born in Flint, Michigan on August 12, 1938, the son of the late William and Mary (Rezler) Rozek. He was the eldest grandson of the late Lucy Rezler’s 56 grandchildren and a student of the first class attending the Saint Valentine Catholic School. Don was a member of Sacred Heart Church and a former member of Saint Valentine Church. Don met his future wife, the former Loretta Cecelia Schmidt, while rolling skating at the Midland roller skating rink in Midland, Michigan. Together they recently celebrated 57 years of loving marriage. After thirty-eight and half years of dedicated service, he retired from Delco Moraine Division of GM as a pipefitter. Don was a life-long polka music enthusiast and enjoyed spending his retirement years traveling the world on cruises with Loretta and snow-birding in Zephyrhills, FL, and most of all, spending time with his family. Don will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. Don’s legacy includes his eight children, sixteen grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren: This includes Sue (Philip) Martin of Dickinson, TX; Valerie (Scott) Halm and son Christopher Halm of Herron, IL; Donald Rozek Jr. of Bay City; Yvonne (Doug) DeWyse of Linwood, who is preceded by her first husband Donald Ostash when he left us for the lord, and their daughters Amanda (Logan) Carroll and their children Charlotte and Grant, Stephanie Ostash and Andrew Van Sumeren and their children Easton and Laina Rose, and Jennifer Ostash. Doug’s daughter Brittney DeWyse and boyfriend Spencer Mulder have been welcomed to the family. Jack (Terri) Rozek, both deceased, and their sons Eric (Monique) Rozek, Adam Rozek, Nathan (Kristin) Rozek, Matthew Rozek, and Zackary Rozek. Vivian (Joel) Idoni of Fenton and their two sons, Luke Idoni and Jacob Idoni and his girlfriend Allison Hilliker. William (Michelle) Rozek of Bay City and their two daughters, Samantha Rozek and Morgan Rozek. Charles (Amber) Rozek of Ludington and their son Mark Rozek and daughter Maléna Rozek. Don is survived by his brother Ben (Diane) Rozek and sisters Connie (Larry) Piotrowski and Carrie (Jay) Tremble. His wife’s siblings includes Leonard Schmidt, whom left us for heaven last year; Patricia Schmidt, who lost Joseph Schmidt last year, Celia (Mike) Williamson, Jim (Pam) Schmidt, Albert Schmidt, and John Schmidt, whom left us much too early in life. In addition to his parents, Don was welcomed home to heaven by his in-laws, Lawrence and Cecelia (Przybylski) Schmidt; as well as Lawrence’s second wife Peggy Schmidt. Peggy’s daughter Aileen (Roger) Rousse remains an addition to the family with her support during this time of grief. Lastly Don leaves behind a vast family of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and his two remaining aunts: Delores Krauss and Jeanie Rezler. Memorial contributions may be directed to the McLaren Hospice of Bay City and/or family wishes.

Don's family will be present to receive visitors at Rivertown Funeral Chapel, 209 S. Huron Road in Kawkawlin on Tuesday, April 18 at 5:00 pm for public viewing until 8:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 19, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There will be Prayer Service Wednesday, April 19 in the Rivertown Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm. Final visitations will take place on Thursday April 20, at Prince of Peace- Sacred Heart Church, 2510 S. Fraser, Kawkawlin beginning at 9:00 am; followed by Holy Mass at 10:00 am. Don’s final resting place will be Saint Valentine Church Cemetery, in Beaver, Michigan to be near his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

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