Irene H Zelinsky

May 8th, 1919 to April 29th, 2014
Irene Helen “Rennie” Zelinsky, 94, of Marysville, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

She was born May 8, 1919 in Detroit to the late Joseph and Edna Uppleger. She married Edward Zelinsky on August 25, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death in June 2001.

Mrs. Zelinsky was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clair. She lived in Inverness, Florida for 18 years and was past president of the Inverness Garden Club. Rennie enjoyed watching the freighters, gardening and tending her flowers.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Kocsis of Marysville, Nancy (Greg) Smith of St. Clair Shores and Robin Standifer of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Laurie (Colin) Ness, Jeffrey (Liz) Barris, Lisa (Paul) LeCureux, Kristin Harris, Rochelle (Jorji) Itoh, Marissa Smith and Kristen Smith; six great grandchildren, Jackson & Tuesday Ness, Alexandria & Maximillian LeCureux, and Morgan & Isabella Barris; and her inseparable canine companion, Sadie.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Marx; and a brother, Joseph Uppleger.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Friday in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Mrs. Zelinsky will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clair. The Reverend Greg Deters will officiate.

Burial will be in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Michigan Humane Society, Detroit.

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