Michael O. Zulich, 79 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022.  He was born June 8, 1943 in Valparaiso the son of the late Charles Zulich and Lillian (Gilliand) Zulich Swenson.  Michael taught 5th grade for 35 years with the Valparaiso Community Schools, teaching at Cooks Corner and Flint Lake Elementary Schools.  He was deeply  involved with the Indiana State Teachers Association holding various positions, including Treasurer and Vice President.  After school hours and in retirement, you could find Michael gathering with friends from the Toastmasters or playing bridge.  He also enjoyed music and movies, having an extensive collection of both.  Michael was kind, funny, intelligent, and a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
On June 4, 1966, Michael married Olga Marie Dentino who preceded him in death in 2017.  He is survived by his children, David Zulich and Amy (Christopher) Black; grandsons, Benjamin and Elijah; and his brother, Randall (Jan) Zulich.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 14, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Funeral Service on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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