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401 Hall St. SW, Suite 263
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Life Story / Obituary
Regina Rita Bulkowski passed away Friday, August 12, 2022 while in the company of her family. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI in the spring of 1932 to the late Stanley and Helen Ziemski. Along with her parents, Rita is preceded by her husband of 58 years, Eugene “Gene” Phillip Bulkowski who died in 2010 and by her son-in-law Robert Burden as well as by all of her 7 siblings, Elizabeth (Robert) Jones, Bernard (Carol) Ziemski, Florence (John) Staton, Virginia (Lester) Lance, Raymond (Winifred) Ziemski, Helen (Phillip) Langridge and WalterZiemski. She is survived by her children, Jane (Doug) Bouwman, Mary Ellen Burden and Gene (Kim) Bulkowski; Grandchildren, James “J.D.” (Kayla) Bouwman, Daniel (Ana) Bouwman, Ashley (Erik) Betz, Robert Burden and Jason, Kevin and Bryan Bulkowski; six great-grandchildren and sister-in law Karen “Kimi” Ziemski. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, (520 Myrtle St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504). There will be time for family visitation at the church on the day of the service from 10:00 AM until the Mass begins. Rita’s burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Gene at a later date. Memorial Contribution in lieu of flowers to may be made to Emmanuel Hospice, (401 Hall St SW #263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) or to John Ball Zoo “Time to Soar” Campaign Fund, (1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49504).