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Richard J. Zins

July 4, 1941 ~ June 19, 2019 (age 77)

Richard J. Zins

Pinconning, Michigan


     Mr. Zins passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center, age 77.  Richard was born July 4, 1941 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Frank J. and Irene (Schaub) Zins.  He married Helen A. Ballard on March 28, 1964 and she survives him.  Richard served his country with the US Army from 1964 to 1970.  He was employed with Magline in Pinconning for 20 years and later worked at Kessels in Bay City on Euclid Ave, currently known as Kroger in the bakery department.  Richard enjoyed fishing and going to car shows. He loved watching car races as well as helping in the pits at Tri-City Motor Speedway.

     Surviving besides his wife Helen are five children: Ricky (friend Debbie) Zins, Debbie (Robert) Pease, Penny (friend Randy) Zins, Gary (friend Marlene) Zins and Jamie (Ruthanna) Zins, 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two half-brothers, John Zins and Michael (Katie) Zins and in-laws: Luella (Elmer) Campbell, David (Wendy) Ballard, Barbara (Christopher) Barowski, Gary (Pam) Ballard, Darlene Wuepper and Ken Saunders.  Richard was predeceased by a grandson Joseph Zins and a sister-in-law Lorna Saunders.

     Cremation will take place.  No visitation or services will be held at this time at Squires Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or Diabetes Association.

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