Paul Thomas "Bud" Zielinski

June 10, 1961 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 60)


Paul Thomas "Bud" Zielinski, age 60, of Madison, AL, and formerly of Temperance, MI, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, AL. Born June 10, 1961, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Paul and Rita Ann (Pawlowski) Zielinski. He was a 1979 graduate of Bedford High School, and then received his Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo. Bud had served in the Ohio National Guard and spent 40 years in the automotive tooling engineering trade. He was a diehard Detroit Lions Fan. Bud also loved the Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Red Wings, NASCAR and traveling with his wife and family. He had an infectious laugh and was a great story teller. Bud loved spending time with his nieces, nephews, and especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Bud is survived by his loving wife, Terri; children, Megan Zielinski, Amanda Wickboldt, Johnny (Jules) Johnson and Kenny (Erica) Johnson; sister, Linda (Terry) Tighe; brother, Mark (Jennifer) Zielinski; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Bella, Travis, Austin, Ivy, Louie, Tyler and Joe. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Gerald Fadell.

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm, Monday, September 27, 2021, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2240 Castlewood Dr, Toledo, OH 43613, where he will lie in state after 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Resurrection Cemetery in Temperance, MI. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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