Raymond Stanley Zielinski, 80, of Swansea, Ill., born Oct. 16, 1932, in Perry County, Ill., died on Friday, April 6, 2013, at Belleville Health and Rehabilitation Center, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Zielinski was a United States Army
veteran who served in the Korean War; he retired after 48 years of dedicated service from General Motors
in St. Louis and Wentzville, Mo. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill. He liked to hunt and fish during his younger years, but most of all he was an avid slot machine player and loved to gamble and watch the St. Louis Cardinals games on TV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Martha, nee Drzewiecki, Zielinski; and his sister, Victoria Zielinski.
Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Maxine, nee Mendell, Zielinski whom he married on Sept. 3, 1963; his son, Max Zielinski; his daughter, Allison Zielinski; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund. Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.