Frances Zilke

        DEERFIELD — Frances Zilke, age 90, of Deerfield, passed away Sunday,
July 14, 2013, at Fieldstone AFL, in Tecumseh. She was born May 6,
1923, in Jasper, to Joseph and Mary (Valasek) Ricica. She married
Rollin R. (Pete) Zilke on March 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death
on October 3, 1980.
        She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law:  Joseph (Judy)
Zilke of Brooklyn, Mich., Peter (Denise) Zilke of Riga, and Richard
(Robin) Zilke of Adrian. Also surviving are grandchildren Michael
Zilke and fiancée Melissa Preston, Matthew (Jessica) Zilke, Christina
(Matthew) Karpinski,  Jeffrey (Christi) Zilke, Nicholas (Melissa)
Zilke, Jonathon (Kristin) Zilke, Justin (Maggie) Zilke, and Bradley
Zilke and fiancee  Shae Biers, and Christopher Matthias.  Also
surviving are great-grandchildren Paige and Madison Zilke, Tyler and
Trevor Karpinski, Brody and Kendall Zilke, Adam and Hadley Zilke,
step-great-grandchildren Julia, Roger and Brian Preston and Kara and
Kaitlin Burns. Also surviving is her sister Vi Hutchinson of Dearborn
Hts., MI.
        Besides her husband Pete, she was preceded in death by her parents,
and sisters Rose Repka, Helen Repka, Martha Kinsley, and Anna Fust.
        Funeral services for Frances will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July
18, 2013, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield, with
Deacon Joseph Repka presiding. Burial will follow at Deerfield
Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home.
        Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be given to Hospice of
Lenawee, Department on Aging or the American Diabetes Foundation.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences
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