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Daniella Ludmila Zintek

• Dec 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Mrs. Daniella L. Zintek, age 93, of Grand Haven went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 24, 2018, at Hospice of North Ottawa with loved ones by her side. She was born October 23, 1925, in Zagreb, Croatia, to Benjamin and Regina Bec.

During World War II, Daniella was an interpreter for UNRRA in Germany, where she spoke five languages and where she met her husband-to-be, Joe. On March 23, 1946, she married Joseph Zintek in Benshiem, Germany. He preceded her in death on April 24, 1981.

Daniella sailed to the U.S., staying with Joe's parents until his return. Daniella and Joe started a blueberry farm on family land in Grand Haven. Daniella also worked at Reichardt's, The Singer Sewing Shop, Floto's and Hidden Grove Nursery, where she finally retired at 85. Daniella was a member of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, bird watching, sewing, crocheting, knitting and trains.

Survivors: Daniella was an amazing, loving woman who will be remembered and missed by two daughters, Marion (Jerry) Kulwich of Menominee and Shirley (Don) Karle of Grand Haven; two sons, Richard Zintek of Grand Haven and Andrew Zintek of Grand Haven; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Zintek; sister, Stefica Bec; brother, Zvonko Bec; and son-in-law, Roger Botbyl.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Catholic Church. Internment in Historic Cemetery, Grand Haven Township. Memorials: In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Daniella can be given to Hospice of North Ottawa.

Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.

Arrangements by Clock Funeral Home - Grand Haven.

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