“Rick” Richard John Zielinski left this life on June 9, 2023, at the age of 81. He leaves those who love him so much, his wife, Margaret; son, John (Shay) Zielinski; daughter, Jennifer Zielinski; grandchildren, Katherine (Scott) Strong, Nathan (Charity) Williamson, Connor (Elizabeth) Zielinski, and Carly Zielinski; and great-granddaughter, Maggie, Margaret Lynne Strong. He is also survived by his brother, Tom (Diane) Zielinski.
He spent his work life at Valley Recreation shipping pool tables. He loved playing baseball and watching the Detroit Tigers. He had a skillful wit and sense of humor. Rick was a good man with a kind heart who loved his whole family with his heart and soul. Nothing is better than that. If anyone cares to do a good deed in Rick's memory, please consider a memorial contribution to Brian's House in Essexville, or a charity of your choice.