Obituary: Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ezdebski, 93, Ludington.

April 16, 2019

Margaret Ezdebski

Obituary: Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ezdebski, 93, Ludington.

Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ezdebski, RN of Ludington, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  She was 93 years old.

Margaret “Peggy” Ann Charette was born on November 29, 1925 in Ludington to William and Margaret Charette.  Upon the untimely death of her parents, she and her brother, Bill, were adopted and raised by their bachelor uncle, Albert “Bub” Furlong until they were separated during World War II.

She graduated from St. Simom High School, class of 1943 and entered Mercy Central School of Nursing under the WWII US Cadet Nurse Corps and graduated in 1945 as a registered nurse.  Upon her graduation from nursing school she was employed by Paulina Stearns Hospital, later Memorial Medical Center, for over 30 years serving in a variety of positions including obstetrics and later as a nursing supervisor.  It was her honor to help deliver many of Ludington’s newborns into the world.

She married William “Bill” J. Ezdebski on January 3, 1952 at St. Simon Catholic Church of Ludington; he preceded her in death after 47 years of marriage.  

She was a lifelong member of St. Simon Catholic Church.  She was active in the American Red Cross and the Catholic Daughters of America.  She was an avid reader, specifically mystery novels, enjoyed shopping, going out to lunch, bingo, trips to Las Vegas, watching Detroit Pistons basketball and Notre Dame football.  Spending summer picnics, holidays and birthdays with family were the times she enjoyed the most.

Surviving are her children, Patricia (William) Olson, Thomas (Patricia) Ezdebski, Mary (John) Kreinbrink;  grandchildren, Carrie (Christopher) Jeruzal, Amy (Scott) Zonnebelt, Haley (Eric) Saya, Sara (Jeffrey) Kaltunas, Taryn (Mary) Ezdebski, Kylie (Kellon) Petzak, Lauren Kreinbrink, Leah Cutler, Sam Cutler; and great-grandchildren Evalena Jeruzal, Chris Wilson, Marissa Zonnebelt, Anaviolet Jeruzal, Colby Wilson, Ryder Saya, Chi Jeruzal, Steven Zonnebelt, River Saya, Owen Kaltunas, Oliver Kaltunas, Oscar Kaltunas, Kora Petzak; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.   

In addition to her husband, parents and uncle, Peggy is preceded in death by her only brother, Medal of Honor Recipient Senior Master Chief William R. Charette as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church, with the Rev. Wayne B. Wheeler, Jr. presiding. Margaret will be laid to rest at Pere Marquette Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ludington Area Catholic Tuition Angels.

The family would like to give special thanks and recognition to the nursing staff of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and Dr. Amy Beeman and Dr. William Sheppard.      

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com. 

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