Virginia  Eitzen


Virginia Eitzen, 93, of Cedar, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions while surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born May 26, 1926 in Flint the daughter of Nicholas Romaniuk and Anastasia Tymczuk. One month later Nicholas died. In 1927 Anastasia married Anthony Maslanka. On Feb. 14, 1953 she married Lloyd J. Eitzen in Flint.
Virginia was a lady of faith, family and strong work ethics. She earned her degree as a registered nurse from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.
Her diversified tenure as a nurse included Flint City Health Care, Flint Buick Plant, Munson Hospital and Northport Hospital. She offered many years of personal nursing care to family, including her mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, husband and brother.
A strong Catholic faith was exemplified throughout her life, and she was a member of St. Mary of Assumption Church in Lake Leelanau.
Leelanau County residents knew Virginia through her broad range of interests, including horses and trailing riding, Sugar Loaf Mountain, skiing, bicycling and walking and volunteering. She always included family with these activities.
Virginia is survived by her children, Karen (James) Rennie, Jerry (Peggy) Eitzen, Kim (James) Blackford, Mary Ann (Rey) Vigil and Robert (Nancy) Eitzen; a sister, Sister Anne Maslanka; her grandchildren, Peter, Christina Rennie, Thomas, Paul, Michael and Amy Eitzen, Johann Deffert, Aaron, Jacob and Benjamin Vigil and Carolyn Eitzen.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Lloyd; her parents; and a brother, the Reverend Walter Anthony.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m., on Friday, July 19, at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with the family greeting friends at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 20, at St. Mary Church of Lake Leelanau. Burial in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery will follow the luncheon. Fr. Bryan Medlin will serve as celebrant.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mary of Assumption Church, PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653; and/or Sisters of St. Joseph 3rd Order of the St. Francis, 12215 Granger Road, Cleveland, OH 44111.
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Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremations Services of Leelanau.
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Mark Stange
Jul 19, 2019
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Christine Page ( Szczepanski)
Jul 10, 2019
Dear Karen, Jerry, Kim, Mary Anne and Robert,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Memories of her
are filled with fun and adventure and joy. She left her handprint on my heart.,
LoAnn Shumsky
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and love to the family.