Eugenia D. Zielinski

Eugenia D. Zielinski, 75, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Steven and Alfrieda (Kurdziel) Czekaj.

Eugenia D. Zielinski

On July 9, 1955, she married Richard A. Zielinski in Baltimore, Md. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1997.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Nancy) Zielinski Jr., of Lansing, Kimberly (Brett) Dahmer of Lansing, Tracy (Danny) Schmidt of Lansing, Eric Zielinski of Kansas City, Kan., and Mike (Lori) Zielinski of Lansing; her grandchildren, Matthew (Aimee) Mowery, Nicholas Mowery, Andrew Zielinski, Danielle Schmidt, Karli Schmidt, Mikayla Zielinski, Jadyn Zielinski, Brian Jackson and Christy (Pete) Barrett; her great-grandchildren, Zach Jackson, Natalie Barrett, Jackson Barrett, Jacob Jackson, Braden Jackson and Owen Zielinski.

Jean was an amazing mother and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed cooking for her family, for the staff at Hallmark Cards for 15 years and at the Leavenworth VA. She loved going to the Argosy Casino and local shopping establishments just to visit and interact with people.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.