|(Friday - November
27, 2020) - Nancy R. Zigman, 85 years old, of Niagara, passed into
eternal life on Sunday, November 22nd. She resided at Maryhill Manor
Nursing Home in Niagara for the past 5 years.
Nancy was born
October 25, 1935, in Nadeau, Michigan, daughter of the late Raymond Sr.
and Aurora (Perras) Giguere. Following her high school graduation, Nancy
enrolled in St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Hancock, where she
received her Registered Nurse Certification. Nancy married John Zigman
on August 23, 1958, in Nadeau. She was employed at Anderson Memorial
Hospital in Norway for over 35 years. Nancy was also awarded "Nurse of
the Year" by the Michigan Nurses Association for her excellence in
nursing. She also was active in the Association during her career. After
Anderson Memorial closed, Nancy worked at Dickinson County Memorial
Hospital until her retirement in 1999. Nancy loved nursing and never
thought it was work; it was her passion.
She was a member of St.
Anthony's Catholic Church while residing in Niagara most of her married
life. When she relocated to Iron Mountain in her later years, she
attended Immaculate Conception Church. She was very generous in her
support of community and organizational causes.
Nancy was an avid
bowler and also enjoyed recreational golfing. She was a loyal Green Bay
Packer fan and enjoyed watching and celebrating Packer games with her
son and daughter-in-law. She cherished traveling the states, visiting
her family whenever the opportunity came. Nancy loved her three children
and three grandchildren with all heart, along with her large extended
family. Her faith, her family, and her nursing profession were vital
parts of her life and brought her much joy.
In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John; infant son,
Joseph; brother, Hubert Giguere; and her father and mother-in-law, Jacob
and Elsie Zigman.
Nancy is survived by her children, Ann (Mike)
Kirchner of Racine, Wisconsin, Steve (Carrie) Zigman of Niagara and Mary
(Timm) Fornetti of Iron Mountain; brother, Raymond (Undine) Giguere Jr.
of Saratoga Springs, New York; sisters, Geri (Len) Chaput of Rochester,
New York and Joan Stenerson of Farmington Hills, Michigan;
sisters-in-law, Anna Giguere of Nadeau, and Judith (Tim) Phillips of
Elkhart, Indiana; grandchildren, Ashley and Nicholas Kirchner, and
Brooke Fornetti. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins who
were very special to her, as well as many dear friends.
family extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the nursing staff
and employees of Maryhill Manor for the love and care their mother
received in her last years.
Due to the restrictions of Covid-19,
private family services are being held on December 3, with Msgr. James
Kaczmarek officiating. Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery.
Condolences to the family of Nancy Zigman may be expressed online at:
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
with the arrangements.