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Catherine Zulkosky

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Catherine Zulkosky Obituary
Catherine M. Zulkosky, 50


April 24, 1963 - Nov. 24, 2013

Catherine Marie (Saiko) Zulkosky was born April 24, 1963 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was adopted by Robert and Dorothy (Thalhubar) Saiko and grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1981.

She then preceded her education to North Dakota State University and later transferred to St. Cloud State University. She was an elementary school teacher for Sts. Peter and Paul in Richmond and then went to St. Cloud area schools as a substitute teacher. Catherine also taught driver's education for over twenty years. Throughout all of her years of teaching she loved and was loved by all of her students.

She married Charles Zulkosky on July 25, 1987 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. They resided in St. Cloud and had two children, Connor and Catelyn. Some of Catherine's hobbies included making crafts, doing her hair in different styles and getting her nails done with her daughter. She was a Minnesota Wild fan and watched many games with her son. Catherine had a very special place for animals in her heart. Throughout her life she had many dogs, cats, hamsters and even a parrot.

Catherine and her family also hosted many foreign exchange students from places like, Japan, China, Mexico and Thailand. Catherine also served as a greeter and a Eucharistic minister and Marriage Encounter Counseling for many years. Catherine was a loving, caring, passionate person who always did a lot for others. She cherished the special times she had with her family. Catherine died peacefully on Sunday November 24, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital at the age of 50.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie and her children, Connor and Catelyn; siblings, Jo (Randy) Eiynk of Sauk Rapids, Linda (Rodney) Friedrich of St. Augusta, Nancy (Tony) Schmitt of St. Cloud, Tommy Larson of Eagan, Terry Forner of Annandale, Gary Forner of Sauk Rapids, Connie Sanden of Avon, and Wendy Rothfork of Foley. Catherine was preceded in death by her adoptive parents Robert and Dorothy (Thalhuber) Saiko; biological mother MaryEllen Larson; brothers Robert Joseph Saiko and Terry Larson.

Visitations from 4-8 p.m. on Friday December 6th, and again from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday December 7th both located at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7th at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Rev. Leroy Scheierl will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to the family of Catherine.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 4, 2013
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