Mary Ann Zechiel, age 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 3, 2020. Mary Ann was born in Cicero, Illinois to Frank Fingerhut and Mary Regeis. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 50 years, Roland Zechiel; her brother, Robert Fingerhut; great-grandson, Calvin Megna and son-in-law, Jerry Johnson. Surviving are her loving family including three children, David R. (Kathie) Zechiel of Arizona, Cynthia (Gary) Elliott of Benton Harbor and Candace Johnson of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren, Jason (Melissa) Zechiel, David A. Zechiel, Lynne (JD) Rains, Melissa Pascoe, Eric Megna and Jeremy Johnson; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her faithful, beloved dog, Teddy. Mary Ann lived most of her life in the Coloma and Watervliet area and sold Avon for over 50 years. Throughout her life she had a love for learning, animals and gardening. She was a volunteer for several years at Sarrett Nature Center and enjoyed many trips sponsored by Sarrett throughout the US and Canada.
Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Mary Ann’s family with arrangements. She will be buried in Coloma Cemetery in a private ceremony. Memorials may be made in her memory to Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan or Sarrett Nature Center. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for her family.
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