Jan. 18, 1957-Dec. 3, 2013
Janice Marie "Ziggy" Zygmontowicz, age 56, of Mt. Pleasant passed away peacefully in her home on December 3, 2013, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born to the late Edward and Agnes Zygmontowicz on January 18, 1957 in Detroit and moved to mid-Michigan to attend Central Michigan University.
Ziggy was an outstanding athlete her entire life and was inducted into the CMU Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 with the 1976 Field Hockey team. Her career (1975-78) on the field hockey team included 4 varsity letters, AIAW State and Regional titles in both 1975 and 1976, along with AIAW National Tournament appearances in both years. She also played softball for CMU for two years.
After a 19-year career as an electrician at CMU, Ziggy earned her master's degree in counseling and was employed by the Farwell School District for 5 years. She continued to work in the mental health profession as an outpatient therapist at Community Mental Health for Central Michigan.
Ziggy's greatest love was her family. She is survived by her wife of 13 years, Renee Babcock; her children, Ryan and Bryce Kantak of Midland, Anna Babcock of Philadelphia, and Katja Babcock of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Jennifer (Stephen) Bouwkamp of Florida, Doreen (Bruce) Lindh of Florida, and Cindy Zygmontowicz of Midland; and her faithful dog, Spirit.
A Memorial Service for Ziggy will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Wayne Nicholson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of the service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Janice's name are asked to consider the American Cancer Society
or Woodland Hospice. Envelopes will be available at Clark Family Funeral Chapel and St. John's Episcopal Church.
You may view Ziggy's obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation atwww.clarkfuneralchapel.com
Published by The Morning Sun from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2013.