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Mary F. Zimbicki

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Mary F. Zimbicki, 88, of Gaylord, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at home surrounded by family.

She was born June 1, 1931, to Frank and Anna (Lesniak) Jasion in Gaylord, Michigan.

Mary and Anthony “Tony” Zimbicki married July 24, 1948, and have been married for 71 years.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, canning, and gardening.  Mary has made many beautiful quilts for family members along with donating some to the R.S.V.P. and some local schools.  She also made many prayer shawls.  Mary was a long-time member of the Altar Rosary Society and was a very faithful Catholic.  She most of all enjoyed time with her family

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Mary Ann Goddard; son Chuck; grandsons Jason and Mark Goddard, and sister Bernice Sandomierski.

She is survived by her husband Tony; children Patricia (Phil) Kile of Elkhart, IN, Michael (Kathy) Zimbicki of Gaylord, MI, Karen Mowrer of Elkhart, IN; 8 grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 27, 2020, at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Nelson Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary being held at the conclusion of visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

21 comments on “Mary F. Zimbicki”

  1. Dick and Bev Cherwinski

    Mary has been a good friend to myself, my family and was a very close friend and coworker with my mother Ida.

    Her very good humor and kindness will surly be missed by all.

    Wishing sincere sympathy to all Mary’s family.

    • Sweet Mary, you will surely be missed. So thankful to have known you for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony and the family. May you all find comfort knowing she suffers no more. Such a wonderful woman and such a wonderful testament for the lifelong marriage with Tony. God bless you all!

      • Patricia Zimbicki

        Such a precious and wonderful mother in law. I loved you so much and always kept you in my prayers and close to to my heart. Bethany Zimbicki and Valerie Zimbicki Kerr granddaughter’s and great grandchildren Juniper Kerr and Phinehas Kerr loved you so much. You will be missed and in our hearts always.

        • Barbara Jo Switalski

          Mary was such a good friend of Aunt Susie Switalski! She made us laugh and is in our prayers as you mourn the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother!

          • Mary Vinicki Rude

            Mary was always so kind & fun. She had a good sense of humor. A long time resident of Gaylord, she knew my parents too. Growing up, we would ride our bikes by her house often, and my brother & sisters grew up with her kids. She will be missed at church too. Prayers for Tony & family.

            • Tim and Jodie Samkowiak

              We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was an amazing and kind woman. Tim has known her his entire life and I guess I have almost as long. When we adopted each of our children and took them to church for the first time, Mary cried. The next Sunday she brought a quilt to each new baby. They have treasured them and one quilt has traveled the world with the kid it belongs to. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

              • To the Zimbicki family, Your wife, mother, grandmother, sister was such a lovely woman. She always had a friendly hello and smile and a warm handshake or hug. I have worked at the funeral home for many years, so I am painfully aware of the tremendous loss the Zimbicki family has suffered. Mary seemed so strong through it all. I’m confident her faith pulled her through. Tony and Mary Zimbicki have been supporters of their school and church community for many, many years. Mary will be deeply missed. My most sincere condolences to the Zimbicki family.

                • Frank and Laurie Noa

                  Tony and Family, we are so very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Even though we haven’t seen her in a while, Mary will always have a special place in our hearts. There was always laughter when I served Tony and Mary breakfast on Sunday mornings. I always looked forward to your visits at Sugar Bowl. Our deepest condolences to all.

                  • Connie Zaborowski

                    We extend our sincere sympathy to the Zimbicki family. Mary was one of the nicest, most kind hearted and generous people anyone could have the pleasure of knowing. She and Tony were such great fun to be around. Thanks for the wonderful memories. RIP dear Mary.
                    Mike and Connie Zaborowski

                    • Mary Ann and Bill Skibinski

                      To Tony and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that Mary, the love of your life, is with God and
                      suffers no more. I will miss her very much and her humor. Whenever I asked her a question, she always wanted to charge me
                      $5.00 and now only SHE knows how many $5.00’s I owe her. She gave a great fight and will be missed by many.

                      • Zimbicki family, our friendship goes back many many years. The years of riding the school bus, activities at school and you
                        always had time for chit chat after church. May you fly high with the angels, Mary. Diane Prusakiewicz Wiechec and family

                        • Stephany (Goddard) Peffers

                          Seldom do you find people in your life you can truly count on. Mary and Tony are those people for me. When Mark passed, they kept me and I am so grateful for that! When Maryann passed, Mary said she would need to fill the spot of 2 Bushas for my daughter, Shelby, and she definitely succeeded! Mary and Tony even accepted my new husband joining us for Thanksgiving many years. I will miss chatting with Busha the most…

                          • To Tony and family, so very sorry for your loss. Mary will be missed by so many. She was a wonderful lady who was always so happy and friendly. Loved talking to her and Tony after church. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless you.
                            Craig and Berni Seidell

                            • To Mary’s family: being a classmate of Mary Ann we were very close friends playing at Mary’s house with the family. May you Rest In Peace Mary! Dolores Prusakiewicz Erndt

                              • Our sincere condolences to Tony and the entire Zimbicki family. Mary was such a special lady and gave great hugs. She went through a lot of heart aches in her life, but always had a smile for everyone. Lovely lady, she will be missed. Doug and Connie Squires.

                                • Dear Mr. Zimbicki “Tony”, So sorry for your loss. We lost my Mom in October. Dad always has fond memories of you two. Such special friends and people to have known in Gaylord. Our thoughts and prayers to you. Sincerely, Bob and Linda Hale

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