Sept. 8, 1918 - Feb. 21, 2014
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ELKHART - Elizabeth M. Ziliak, 95, of Midland, Michigan and formerly of Elkhart, gently departed this life on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Brittany Manor in Midland. Elizabeth was born on September 8, 1918 in Elkhart, to the late August S. and Josephine (Novak) Wozniak. She married Arthur J. Ziliak; he passed away in 1981. Surviving are her children, Ruth Ann (Les) Crocker of Houston, MN, Paula Jean (Samuel) Capasso of Pendleton, KY and Steven A. Ziliak of Lighthouse Point, FL; two grandchildren, Arthur John deOliveria and Annelese Zusack; and her brother, August (Verna Jean) Wozniak Jr. of Elkhart. Elizabeth formerly worked as an Executive Secretary at Miles Laboratories and then as a bookkeeper and accountant for H & R Block and for her husband Arthur at Ziliak Ford in Nappanee. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and TOPS. Elizabeth enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A parish Vigil Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 with a 1/2 hour of visitation prior at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1405 N. Main St., Elkhart. The Rev. Jason Freiburger will officiate. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Elizabeth's name. To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, please visit www.billinghsfuneralhome.com.
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin St Elkhart, IN 46514
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 25, 2014