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Age 83, of Ellsworth, Michigan, formerly of Shelby Township, died October 11, 2013. Don was born June 21, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, to Helen and Lawrence Zielinski (nee Kerney). Donald is survived by his loving wife, Joanne Elliott Curtis; son, James Curtis (Debbie); and daughters, Kathleen (Paul) Curtis Reed and Mary Beth (Peter) Curtis McHugh; his sister, Carol Zielinski Boigegrain; the twelve grandchildren whom he adored; and many nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Lawrence Zielinski; his sister, Betty Zielinsky Acierno; and his son, Thomas Curtis. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Charlevoix, Michigan. The family welcomes all to visitation at the church beginning at 10 a.m., immediately preceding the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Webber Heart Center, c/o Munson Foundation, 210 Beaumont Place, Traverse City, MI 49684; or Petoskey Public Schools Athletic Department, c/o Petoskey Public Schools, Attn: Gary Hice, 1130 Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770. The Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix is handling the arrangements.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Oct. 14, 2013
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