Anthony C. “Tony” Zimbicki, 95, of Gaylord, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021.
He was born June 23, 1926, to Joseph and Antoinette (Muzyl) Zimbicki in Gaylord, Michigan.
Tony married Mary Jasion July 24, 1948, and were happily married for 71 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening. For many years he was a carpenter by trade and accomplished building his own home in 1948. Tony loved to spend time in his Upper Peninsula camp. He was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and making the annual Polish sausage at the hall. He was a very faithful Catholic. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family. Cards, cribbage, and pinochle were some of the fun things he liked to do with friends and family. At one point he even had his own Christmas tree farm.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; daughter Mary Ann Goddard; son, Chuck; grandsons, Jason and Mark Goddard, and all of his siblings.
He is survived by his children, Patricia (Phil) Kile of Elkhart, IN, Michael (Kathy) Zimbicki of Gaylord, MI, Karen Mowrer of Elkhart, IN; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Friday, December 17, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A Rosary will be offered by the Knights of Columbus at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at St. Mary Cathedral, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral or St. Mary Schools, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.