Marion Katherine Debolski

September 12, 1929September 10, 2018
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Marion Katherine Debolski, age 88, of Troy, Michigan, passed away Monday September 10th, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late James L. Debolski; loving mother of James (Patricia) Debolski, Timothy Debolski, Susan (Kenneth) Zink, Lee (Maria) Debolski, and the late Christopher Debolski; grandmother of Jamie (Emily) Debolski, Jason (Kristen) Debolski, Erica Johnson, Brendon (Angelina) Debolski, Julie (Brian) Haggart, Lindsay (James) Debolski-Porth, Jonathon (Samantha) Zink, Katelyn (Ivan Malinov) Zink, Ryan (Lara Zade) Debolski, and Nicole (Ives) Belmans; great-grandmother of 16 and step great-grandmother of 2; and great-great grandmother of Nikolas Debolski.

Marion was born the daughter of the late John and Felicia (Halbalski) Ryczek in Detroit, Michigan on September 12th, 1929. She married James Debolski on June 18th, 1949 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Detroit. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church for the last 18 years.

Marion Debolski was the most beautiful and wonderful mother in the world. Marion’s greatest love was her family.

Marion’s family will welcome all to a visitation on Thursday September 13th, 2018 from 3-8pm with a rosary service at 7pm at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 3530 Auburn Road in Auburn Hills. Marion will lie in state on Friday, September 14th, 2018 from 10:30am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, located at 4580 N. Adams Road in Troy, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marion’s honor to the EWTN Foundation at 5817 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL, 35210 or online at or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital online at


  • James L. Debolski, Husband
  • James (Patricia) Debolski, Son
  • Timothy Debolski, Son
  • Susan (Kenneth) Zink, Daughter
  • Lee (Maria) Debolski, Son
  • Christopher Debolski, Son
  • Jamie (Emily) Debolski, Grandson
  • Jason (Kristen) Debolski, Grandson
  • Erica Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Brendon (Angelina) Debolski, Grandson
  • Julie (Brian) Haggart, Granddaughter
  • Lindsay (James) Debolski-Porth, Granddaughter
  • Jonathon (Samantha) Zink, Grandson
  • Katelyn (Ivan Malinov) Zink, Granddaughter
  • Ryan (Lara Zade) Debolski, Grandson
  • Nicole (Ives) Belmans, Granddaughter
  • 16 Great-Grandchildren, Unspecified
  • 2 Step Great-Grandchildren, Unspecified
  • Nikolas Debolski, Great Great Grandchild
  • John Ryczek, Father
  • Felicia (nee Halbalski) Ryczek, Mother


  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Rosary Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Instate Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 14, 2018

Marion Katherine Debolski

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Tasheila Pollard

September 15, 2018

You all have my deepest condolences, I met you all only a couple of months ago and it was such a privilege and honor. I feel as though I've known you guys longer. Mrs. Marion Debolski had the most warm and beautiful smile, I will miss our talks over coffee as well as her inspiring words and beautiful smile. I will keep you all in my prayers and I thank you all for welcoming me into your family...Sue you are my sister for life, I'll be praying for your comfort and strength during this difficult times. I love you guys.

Karen Cates

September 13, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Debolski family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Doreen Debolski

September 12, 2018

I remember meeting Marion the first time 45 years ago as the new girlfriend of her son Tim. Being very nervous and wanting to make a good impression I was surprised at comfortable she made me feel right from the start. Marion could always find time in her busy day to stop and talk to me; a nineteen year old kid and make me feel special. Even as time passed and situations changed; she was never judgmental and continued to welcome me with a smile, a hug, and a I love you. Her life was not easy; but despite it she had a positive outlook and accepted things as they came. She was gracious and giving of her self. Marion was a very lovely person and I will miss her dearly.

Susan Zink

September 12, 2018

Dearest Mother, you are my hero! You taught me so many wonderful things in life that I will never forget. Our family was so lucky to have you as long as we did. God extended your life so that Dad and the kids could grow and have the strength that you had to offer! I truly will miss those Thursdays going to the bank, going to get our nails done, grocery shopping and most of all our lunches.... You were always an angel! When I would ask if you wanted to go for a ride so I could pickup things at REI for Ken, you would always say yes. Now you are on journey to be with Dad and Chris, and someday we will all meet again! Love, Sue