Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 7, 2013

Victoria Elaine Zoulek

TRAVERSE CITY — Victoria Elaine Zoulek, 84, of Traverse City, died Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013, at Grand Traverse Pavilions following a brief illness. Born July 30, 1928, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of the late Amil and Mildred Myrtle (Newstead) Rumbach.

During her working years, Victoria was employed by Meach Cleaners and Chef Pierre/Sara Lee.

Victoria enjoyed bird-watching, all animals, going for pontoon rides on Rennie Lake and playing Scrabble and having dinner with her sister, Ida.

She will be fondly remembered as a fun, loving person.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Leon) McMahon, of Traverse City; granddaughter, Tracie McMahon; step grandchildren, Stephanie and Jesse Jefferson; great-great-granddaughter, Haley; sister, Ida Thompson; brothers, James (Kay) Rumbach and Tom (Connie) Rumbach; niece and best friend, Roberta Manville, all of Traverse City; her pet dachshund, Sunny; along with many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Vicky was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Tomas; and a sister, Helen Schulte.

A celebration of life gathering with a light luncheon will take place at the American Legion Post #35, 1231 Hastings Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, on Sunday, April 14, 2013, from 1 to 5 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Burial will take place this spring at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Michigan. Envelopes may be obtained at the gathering.

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