Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman
GWINN — Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman, 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Gwinn, on March 3, 2018. She was also a winter resident of The Arbors Retirement Community in Osprey, Florida.
She was born on November 13, 1947, in Detroit, to Mary (Betty) Ewen and Ransom Cundy.
She spent a majority of her young life in Hubbell and attended Dollar Bay schools. She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed caring for her children and also worked for the Gwinn School District as a noon hour supervisor.
She was passionate about family, cooking, rearranging furniture, Bingo (online recently), watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, shopping and spending warm winter days in sunny Florida.
After the passing of her father, Ransom Cundy, who lost his life on the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975, she and other families worked tirelessly to retrieve the ship’s bell, which now resides as a permanent memorial at the Great Lakes Historical Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan. She assisted in creating laws in Michigan and regulations under the Ontario Heritage Act establishing limits on access to shipwrecks for their protection against pillaging their underwater gravesites on both Lake Superior and Lake Ontario. She regularly visited many local schools to educate children about the Edmund Fitzgerald history as well.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary “Betty” Beaudoin; her stepfather, Paul Beaudoin; her father, Ransom Cundy; sister, Janice; father-in-law, Edward Rozman; and mother in law, Marion Rozman.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Rozman, of Gwinn; her daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Schuster of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Linda Muljo of Marquette and Kimberly (Jason) Yirsa of Lansing; her sons, Scott (Stacey) Muljo of Lake Linden and Darren (Carrie Zeleznik) Muljo of Gwinn; her stepdaughters, Jennifer (Tim) Bednaz of Sarasota, Florida and Laura Rozman of Sarasota, Florida; her sister-in-law, Kathy (Fred) Sterk of Ishpeming; and her brother-in-law, Michael Rozman of Calumet. Her beloved grandchildren include, Tyler Muljo of Marquette, Jayda (Chris Ward) Muljo of Marquette, Savanna Schuster of Fort Collins, Colorado, Deven Muljo of Lake Linden, Payton Muljo of Marquette, Logan Muljo of Lake Linden, Grant Schuster of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Lauren Maag of Sarasota, Florida, Madison Bednaz of Sarasota, Florida, Mallory Yirsa and Jake Yirsa of Lansing, Jayden Rozman of Sarasota, Florida and Rachel Maag of Sarasota, Florida.
Visitation will be at Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Pearce Funeral Home with visitation from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.
The family would like to thank the following for their compassion and care, the staff at UP Health Systems-Marquette, UP Home Health & Hospice, P.A. Michael Kreis and The Lighthouse in Ishpeming.
In lieu of donations, contributions can be made to the Ahmed Transportation Fund, UP Masonic Center in Marquette, or the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society in Sault St. Marie, Michigan.
Lastly, in honor of the “1st Spread Goodness Day,” on March 9, 2018, we ask that random acts be performed with the hope of creating smiles.
Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com.