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Michael R. Zalewski Obituary
Aug. 30, 1974 - Nov. 18, 2013

Michael Robert Zalewski, 39, died with his wife by his side at the University of Michigan Health System on November 18, 2013, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Mike was born in Detroit on August 30, 1974, to Michaeline (Mickey) and Thomas Zalewski. On July 28, 2001, he married Melanie Kleyps at Sacred Heart Church in Mount Pleasant.
In 1992, he graduated from Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, then attended Oakland University from 1992 to 1995 and graduated from Central Michigan University in 1997. He worked as a planning/zoning administrator for Isabella County for nine years.
Mike was an avid sports fan who loved to watch CMU football, along with the Detroit Lions, Red Wings, and Tigers. He enjoyed golfing, tailgating with friends, and wrangling their two cats, Barley and Lily. Mike also liked working on projects around the house and was actively creating a list of things he was looking forward to doing once he returned home.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie; his mother, Michaeline; his brother, David; sister, Kelly (Michael) Boyce; his nieces and nephews, Henry, Hannah, Hayley, Owen, and Charlie; and family and friends.
A Memorial Service Celebrating Mike's Life will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant. Friends will gather with the family from 10 a.m. until service time. Donations in Mike's honor may be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research,
www.jimmyv.org
the organization inspired by basketball coach Jim Valvano. Envelopes are available at the church and at Rowley Funeral Home.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the church or through
www.rowleyfuneralhome.com
"Honoring Traditions, Respecting Change"
Published in The Morning Sun on Nov. 21, 2013
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