Obituary of Virginia Ann Zezulka
It is with profound sadness that the family of Virginia Ann Zezulka, of Esko, MN, announces her passing on Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Duluth, MN, at the age of 81. She was born on November 21, 1941 to Frank and Katherine Katchmark in Sturgeon Lake, MN.
Virginia graduated from Willow River High School in 1959, where she loved cheerleading - “Go Wildcats” and spending time with her friends. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, spending time at Rosemarie’s cabin and hanging out with her kids and grandkids on her front porch. Attending Mass every Sunday was very important to her as her Faith in the Lord was profound.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, James Louis; mother, Katherine Blanche Katchmark (Kiminski); father, Frank Charles Katchmark; and 11 siblings.
Virginia is survived by 4 children, Tammy Thibert, Ken Zezulka, Matt (Kim) Zezulka, and Bradley (Kimmy) Zezulka; 3 sisters, Leona Bibeau, Rosemarie Thrun and Lee Gilbert; brother, Frank Katchmark; 9 grandkids, Ryan, Tyler, Brittany, Gracie, Katie, Austin, Jonah, Cody, and Kayla; and 7 great grandkids, Murphy, Brynleigh, Jaylon Jr, Camden, Declan, Weston, Auggie; and many friends.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the St. Luke’s Hospital and Hospice Staff for the loving care and respect they gave Virginia. Also, a special thanks to Ryan and Leah whose love and kindness went above and beyond in her final days.
Visitation at St. Frances Church, 509 Sunrise Dr, Carlton, MN on Friday, July 21, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Rosary to follow. Funeral mass at 2:00 pm. A luncheon will follow the service. To sign the online guestbook and leave a tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Virginia Zezulka, please visit our Tree Store