Kirk D. Sulzman Lansing Age 60, passed away unexpectedly at home in Lansing, MI on Sunday, April 7th, 2013. Kirk was born in Flint, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in Administrative Education. Kirk began his career as a Community Education Director in Swartz Creek and Potterville Public Schools. He later became superintendent for Fowler and Napoleon Public Schools. Kirk retired in June of 2012 from the Lansing School District as principal of Pattengill. Kirk loved serving the students and families of the Lansing School District. Everyone enjoyed his outgoing personality and stories. Kirk was enjoying his retirement, cooking, and spending more time with his family. He was a devoted U of M fan and was especially thrilled recently to see U of M succeed in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Kirk loved fishing, boating and spending time with his extended family at Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City. He also enjoyed camping and hunting with his dad, brothers and sons. Kirk is survived by his loving family, wife Susan of 33 years, sons Brett, Ryan, Patrick and Jacob. He also is survived by his mother Veraine Sulzman, brothers, Kenneth, Jeff (Karen), many nieces and nephews, and his granddaughter. Kirk also leaves behind his dear friend of many years Neal Wilensky. A Funeral Mass will take place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013. The family will receive friends at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 11, 2013, and one-hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Those desiring can make contributions in Kirk's name to the
, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Il. 60674. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 10, 2013