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Wanda (Cullum) Zelko

February 19, 1925 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 95)


Wanda’s life began February 19, 1925 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.  When she was a child her parents moved and made Michigan their home.  As an adult Wanda worked at Woolworth’s Dime Store, Whirlpool, and she retired in 1990 as a nurse’s aide at Lakeland Medical Center.  When Wanda wasn’t working you could find her doing yard work or relaxing and watching Ellen.  She found joy cooking Sunday dinners for her family and Wanda will be remembered for her chicken and dumplings.


Wanda’s greatest joy was her loving family which includes:  three children Marsha (Loren) Demler of Baroda, Michael Zelko of Benton Harbor, and Lynn Zelko of Watervliet; five grandchildren Jeremy (Alexandra) Crow, Shea (Brad) Curtis, Casey McCormick, Jacob Zelko, and Maren (Juvi) Alfaro; six great grandchildren Mathieu, Andy (Tatiana), Kevin, Katarina, Colby, and Chloe; three brothers Herbert “Red Hot” Cullum JR, Noble Cullum, and Randy (Sharon) Cullum; and many nieces and nephews.


Wanda died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Country Manor Assisted Living in Bridgman.  Her parents Herbert and Lula (Prevett) Cullum, a daughter Rhonda McCormick, two brothers Eugene Cullum and Gail Cullum, and two sisters Hazel Liebsch and Bea Alberda, and a daughter-in-law Kathy Zelko precede Wanda in death.  Wanda’s family will have a graveside service Wednesday, May 13, at 1:00 PM in Hickory Bluff Cemetery.  Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Country Manor for your loving care and friendship.  Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Wanda’s family with arrangements.  You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Wanda’s family at

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Graveside Service
May 13, 2020

1:00 PM
Hickory Bluff Cemetery
4290 Cleveland Avenue
Stevensville, MI 49127

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