Nancy M. Zielke, age 71, of Howell, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012. She was born November 4, 1941 in New York, New York. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Christine (John) Greck of Howell, MI. Cherished grandmother of Caroline, Andrea, and Brittany of Howell, MI and loving great-grandmother of Forrest Bentley. Nancy is also survived by brother-in-law, Arthur (Roberta) Zielke of Oklahoma, sister-in-law, Barbara Flynn of New York, and many nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Charles Zielke whom she married on June 27, 1964 in New York City, NY. Nancy was also preceded by her brother, John Flynn. She enjoyed travelling and spending time with her granddaughters and great-grandson. Nancy was a resident of Howell for the past year and a half, formerly of Cedar Springs, MI, Norman, OK, and Cornwall, NY and New York, NY. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, 1500 E. Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5852. Arrangements made by MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell (517)546-2800.