Rose Marie Zuchnik

Birth: December 23rd, 1927
Death: September 9th, 2017
Age: 89 years
Residence:Sterling, Michigan

  Rose Marie Zuchnik, age 89, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Medilodge of Sterling. She was born to Oliver and Margaret (Norris) Johnson on December 23, 1927. Rose married James Nagy, Jr. at the Community Methodist Church in Standish on November 30, 1946; he preceded her in death on February 12, 1956. Rose later married John Zuchnik at the St. Florian Catholic Church in Standish on April 19, 1958. Upon graduating in 1945 from Sterling High School, she attended Arenac County Normal and went on to be a teacher. Rose taught school for three years. She also worked at the Sterling theater, Stagray's Farm Market, and local restaurants. She was employed at the Sterling Area Health Clinic for several years as the Head (Queen) Custodian before retiring.  

    Dancing was Rose's passion. Classic country and polka music were often heard in her home. She also enjoyed volunteering with her husband, John, at Medilodge, watching the Tigers, and sharing some good laughs with family and friends.

   Rose is survived by four children: Janet Burkhardt, Jack (Annette) Nagy, Jeanine (James) Stamm and Jerry Zuchnik; grandchildren James (Sherlyn) Burkhardt, Jennifer Nagy, Rhonda Konopa, Jared (Casey) Zuchnik and Clayton (Melisa) Rys; great-grandchildren Madissen, Adelyn, Blaine, Madison, Josiah, Elijah, Calum, Kevin (Amanda), Caitlin and Elise; great-great grandchildren Alayna and Grayson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim (Linda) Browne, Charlotte Bessey and Dennis (Phyllis) Kolevar all played important roles in Rose's life. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

   Rose was preceded in death by her two husbands, James Nagy, Jr. and John Zuchnik; her parents and special aunt and uncle, Grace and Albert Browne.

   Family will greet friends at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 2-8 p.m.  Rose's funeral mass will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church (423 W. Cedar St.) in Standish, with Fr. Gerald Balwinski presiding. She will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at the Sterling Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the wishes of the family. The family expresses their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff of Medilodge of Sterling, St. Mary's of Michigan - Standish and Saginaw Hospitals and Heartland Hospice of West Branch for the wonderful care given to Rose.

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