THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James P. Ziolkowski
James P. Ziolkowski, 77, of Council Bluffs, Io. passed away Monday, Sept. 17 in Warsaw, Poland, while on vacation.
Born June 2, 1935 in Goodman to the late Walter and Mary (Slowik) Ziolkowski, he graduated from Goodman High School in 1952. He earned a bachelor degree from UW-Milwaukee in 1956 and a master degree in special education from Arizona State University.
He married Carmen Fontes on June 2, 1962 in Hermosillo, Mexico. He was the director of special education for Area XIII for 23 years and was instrumental with raising funds for the VODEC building in Council Bluffs. He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church and the Lions Club, where he served as past president.
Among survivors are his wife of 50 years, Carmen; two brothers, Harry Ziolkowski of Lewiston, Mont., Ed (Sharlynne) Ziolkowski of Glendale, Ariz.; a sister, Elinor (Jack) Werle of Naperville, Ill. and a sister-in-law, Gloria Ziolkowski of Merrill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Ziolkowski and a sister-in-law, Etoile Ziolkowski.
Recitation of the Rosary was held Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., followed by visitation with the family until 8 p.m. at Cutler-ONeill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patricks Catholic Church with Fr. David Fleming officiating. A lunch followed at the Walnut Hill Reception Center. Interment was held on Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery, Goodman with Deacon Jerry Cross conducting the committal rites. Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mi. handled the local arrangements.