(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.

The 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.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.


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