Rosellen B. Bursick

Hale, Michigan
February 18, 1929 - October 15, 2018

Service Location

Zion Church of the Brethren


The memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11 AM at the Zion Church of the Brethren.

Obituary Notice

Rosellen Beatrice Bursick, 89, passed away Monday evening October 15, 2018 at Mid Michigan Regional Center. She was born February 18, 1929 to Martin and Violet Near (Barnum) and lived all but a few years of her life in Logan Township Ogemaw County. She attended Nester School, a one room schoolhouse, as had her father and later her own children. Rosellen married Andrew James Bursick on January 18, 1951. They were married for 48 years until his death in 1999. Rosellen enjoyed reading, crocheting and walking in her woods. She also liked to travel and took trips to Mackinac Island, Mt. Rushmore, Niagra Falls and was able to attend three of her grandson's weddings in Florida, Oklahoma, and Busan, South Korea. She will be remembered by many for her thoughtful cards, and her homemade cookies.

She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Ilene (David) Malin of Rockford, MI; Cheryl (Timm) Phelps of Lawton, OK; and James (Tammy) Bursick of Vero Beach, FL; nine grandchildren and thirteen great- grandchildren; sister, Diane (Steve) Gurd of Caledonia, MI, and many nieces and nephews
Rosellen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew; brother, Albert Near and sister-in-law, Dorothy Near.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Church of the Brethren (3494 East M-55 Prescott, MI) on Saturday November 3 at 11:00 a. m. The service will be officiated by her pastor, Kevin Switzer.


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