Ann Scizak

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died July 1, 2024

Ann Helen Scizak passed away peacefully in her home on July 1, 2024 following a brief battle with cancer.

 

Ann was born on October 22, 1947 to Leslie and Eudene MacDonald and grew up in St. Ignace, Michigan. Ann graduated from LaSelle High School in St. Ignace in 1965 where she was a cheerleader and the homecoming queen. Her classmates described her as the sweetest and sharpest girl in the class.

 

After high school, Ann enrolled into St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Marquette, MI where she began her 44 year long career in nursing. She spent the majority of her nursing career at OSF St. Francis Hospital, primarily in the OB/Nursery department. She had a passion for helping babies and new mothers. She taught childbirth and breastfeeding classes and shared her expertise on newborns with her coworkers and nursing students. She retired from nursing in 2012 after 33 years at OSF.

 

Ann married her beloved husband Dan Scizak in 1978 and started their life together in Rapid River, MI.

 

Ann enjoyed spending time with her family, planning many vacations and camping trips. She always made the birthday boy or girl feel special by making their favorite meal and dessert.

 

Ann was an avid crafter, sewer, and crocheter. In high school she sewed many of her own prom and homecoming dresses. She even started a small business with her granddaughter Sidonie called 2 Generation Creations, where they sold their creations at craft shows and festivals around the UP.

 

Ann is survived by her husband Daniel Scizak, her daughters Lesley Scizak and Mandi (Tim) Berg, grandchildren Sidonie (Kyle) Fraley, Brendon (Ally) Dubord, Gavin (Katrina Augustyn) Scizak, Austin and Katelyn Dubord, one great-grandson Asher Dubord, and her dog Sunny.

 

Ann is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers-in-law Bernie Scizak and Gerry Scizak, and her beloved dog Aura.

 

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Amanda and Rebecca, and the nurses and aides of UPHS Hospice, especially Charlotte and Brittany.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to start a scholarship for future nurses.

 

A Celebration of Life is planned for Ann on July 9, 2024 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Rapid River Lions Club.

15 Tributes for “Ann Scizak

    Mandi and Leslie, I always loved to work with your mom in the nursery. She was always compassionate to the babies there. RIP Ann…no more cancer or pain. It was a pleasure to have worked with you

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences go out to your whole family. Hoping your memories of better days help to get through this.

    I’ve only known Ann for a short time but feel I’ve known her forever. She was the kindest, loving, talented person I’ve ever known. She was the kind of person I just wanted to wrap my heart around. She always had time for anyone. Her Dan is as special and thank God we can still feel Ann through him. My love goes out to her beautiful family and pray God holds them close until we all meet again someday.

    Ann was my neighbor in Florida. She was beautiful inside and out. She made aprons for our Soup Fest. This will be how we will be reminded of her kind creative spirit. Sending Dan love and her daughters. She was so proud of her family.

    Sorry to say, David and I only were able to enjoy Ann and Dan as neighbors in Carriage Village the past 2 years! We truly enjoyed their friendship right from the start as new neighbors! Ann was always so positive and giving, and always seemed to be willing to help out when I needed her! Dan was also the same way! We will truly miss her as our neighbor this coming winter, but hope to see Dan once again! She will be missed by all who knew her! Prayers for her family’s loss!

    Ann was a classmate and a beautiful person inside and out! She was somewhat shy but she always lit up a room when she walked in with her smile. RIP fellow 65’er’!

    My sympathy to Ann’s family due to her passing away. I loved Ann ever since St Luke’s School of Nursing. We were the duo who pierced ears to other nursing students. . We have many memories of activities, laughs and visits to each others home in St Ignace and Curtis. God Bless her✝️

    So sorry for your loss. Ann was such a fun person. She was a client for years until I retired. I will miss her . May God bless and keep you all.

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