Miss Ziolkowski was as an elementary school teacher for 44 years before her retirement. She was honored to be listed among the Who’s Who of American Teachers. Marie was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She was very active at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows and was an Oblate Associate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert R. and Clara A., nee Karpowicz, Ziolkowski; one brother, Edmund Ziolkowski; and close friend, Fr. David E. Kraus, O.M.I.
Surviving are an aunt and uncle, Virginia “Ginny” and Raymond Karpowicz;
special friends, Fr. Harold Fisher, O.M.I.
and Fr. John Madigan, O.M.I.;
and other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate or to the University of Evansville, Evansville, IN. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016, at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Church with Fr. Harold Fisher, O.M.I. officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, Evansville, IN.
Marie was my dear friend ever since our days at Resurrection School. Her friendship meant more to me than I can express. I will greatly miss seeing her and talking to her every week. I will always cherish my memories with her. I wish I could have said a final good bye and told that I love you. Peace in peace, my dear friend.
Julie Panus, St. Louis, MO, 63109
Marie, I cannot believe you are gone. Mom just talked to you Sunday! I hope you know we would have been at your wake and funeral had we known that you had passed. You were a very important person to our family. You were a wonderful friend to my mom and such a big cheerleader for Joe and me. We will miss you very much!
Jenn Schmitt, St. Louis, MO – Missouri, 63109