Virginia Zweedyk

    Virginia “Ginny” Zweedyk,  76, of Portage, died Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born  March 6, 1943, in Kalamazoo, where she had lived her entire life.
    On Feb. 18, 1961, she married Ron Zweedyk, and together they raised their children in a caring and loving home. For over 25 years, she cared for hundreds of children through her home daycare and enjoyed seeing the children grow into responsible young adults.
    Ginny was very family oriented and supported her children’s endeavors and attended numerous sporting events, recitals and other activities for her grandchildren.
    Members of her family include her husband, Ron; four  children, Michael (Joyce) Zweedyk, Robert (Gisele) Zweedyk, Caroline Cady (Mark Maki) and Lesley Ann Scott. Other members of her family include an adoptive daughter, Ann Marie McNees; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Michael (Pam) Murfin; and a sister,  Roberta (Paul) Price. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marie Murfin; sister, Patricia Murfin;  grandson, David Scott; and great-grandson, Jace Weitz.
    Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo, followed by a luncheon in the church hall. Burial will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.
    Visit Virginia’s personal memory page at:, to archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900.


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