ZIEMBA MSGR. WALTER J. Born November 26, 1926. Ordained priest June 2, 1951. Served the Orchard Lake Schools since June, 1951. Died in Petoskey, Michigan Hospital June 8, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Sophia (Sosnoski) Ziemba, brothers Stephen (Sylvia) and Chester (Laura) Ziemba, nephew Chester Ziemba Jr. and grand nephew Paul Ziemba. Loving brother of Marie (Franklin) Kladzyk and Helene (Edward) Megge, ten nephews, six nieces, fourteen grand nephews, nineteen grand nieces, five great-grand nephews, and six great-grand nieces. In state Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake (3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI. 48324) Sunday from Noon to 8:00 p.m., Monday noon to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 8:00 a.m. until Mass at 11:00 a.m. His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, principal celebrant. Rosary Monday 7:00 p.m. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Section 5. Memorial Gifts to the Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
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I remember Msgr. Walter Ziemba as a great communicator who covered the visit of Pope John Paul II to the metro Detroit area for WDIV-Channel 4. His poems were also graceful notes in his Christmas greetings and another example of his extensive and inspiring talent which included book publication. My condolences are extended to his family and friends as well as those of our entire family. -Michelle Odrobina-Jiompkowski
Our family was blessed to have known Fr Ziemba for many years. He married my husband and I and did our daughters baptism. He will be missed by many people. He was truly a wonderful person and I am thankful I had the chance to know him.
To the family of Fr. Ziemba: I was saddened to learn of Fr. Ziemba's passing. I remember his homilies, especially at the 40 Hours Devotion, at S.S. Peter & Paul Parish in Detroit. May YOUR memories of him bring you much comfort. Christine Cach
I remember msgr Zimbabwe very fondly. I served as an altar boy for him at. Ss Peter and Paul church in the 1950s He was a remarkable scholar