Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Michael P Zigich, "Ziggy"

Passed away on March 16, 2021

Michael P. “Ziggy” Zigich, age 60.  Of Hegewisch, passed away March 16, 2021.  Devoted son of the late Nick and the late Mildred (nee Krainovich). Dearest brother of the late Marko Zigich.  Father of Nicholas.  He is also survived by members of the Krainovich and the Zigich families as well as numerous friends.  Ziggy was a proud member of Ironworkers Union Local #1.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and patron of R-Bar.  He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  Visitation Sunday, March 21, 2021 2-8 pm with a Pomen Service at 7:00 pm at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago.  Funeral Services Monday, March 22, 2021 DIRECTLY at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church 1500 E. 186th St. Lansing, IL. where Ziggy will Lie in State from 9:30 am until time of service at 10:00 am.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.  For more information 773-731-2749 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Lie in State DIRECTLY at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 9:30 am

Funeral Service:
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
1500 186th Street
Lansing, Illinois 60438
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:00 am

Oak Hill Cemetery
Hammond, Indiana

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Pomen Service
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 7:00 pm

"Today I lost a great friend and someone I will truly miss.zig I could never thank you enough for our trip to Wyoming all the fun we had. I will never forget you my friend."
- Edjansky
March 17, 2021 2:16 pm

"I’m Really Going To Miss Our Morning Hook Ups Ziggy..Rest In Peace My Friend..Raptor Brothers Forever"
- Frankie Caporale
March 17, 2021 3:09 pm

"Rest Easy Ziggy."
- Sherry L Gootee
March 17, 2021 3:34 pm

"Zingy you always had a special place in my heart. I could get unbelievably mad at you but never stay mad. Your in a much better place, and I will see you on the big job. "
March 17, 2021 5:02 pm

"My Condolences to the entire Zigich family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.."
- George Yekich
March 18, 2021 8:46 am

"Ziggy, Sue & I are sure to miss you my man. You truly were a sweetheart of a man. Love just reminiscing with you. Until that time we get to again, God willing. God bless. "
- Ed & Sue Beecher
March 18, 2021 4:39 pm

"Don't look back my friend Go in a good way A part of me dies with you"
- Koda
March 19, 2021 1:23 pm

"Ziggy, I can’t begin to tell you how special you have been in my life. From a little girl to now you have always been very important in my life. I am so glad that I got to be a part of your life. I can’t thank you enough for being there for Jd and I when dad passed away. We had so much fun over the years and enough memories to last a lifetime. Deer season won’t be the same without you. Rest In Peace Ziggy❤️ Thanks for all the great memories. Give my dad a hug for me! Love, Gretchin and JD Emrick"
- Gretchin Emrick
March 19, 2021 1:34 pm

"We just reunited after 30 years, you were so helpful. We grew up together on Ave K, we knew mom, dad, and Marco. You were the only one who called me Beasley cause everyone in Hegewisch has a nickname! Thanks for all your help with Shakey. Rest In Peace. Beasley “Roxanne “"
- Roxanne Waszak Quijano
March 19, 2021 1:52 pm

"Ziggy we are all heartbroken. I will miss your calls everyday. Queenie you need to run with me.Lol Are shopping adventures for your house. Thanks for trusting me to decorate. The kids will miss you. You were always keeping and eye on them. You were and Uncle to them. Billy will miss you. We will be lost without you. We love you. Keep watching over us. "
- Amy Miner
March 19, 2021 7:45 pm

"See you on the other side my friend. You may be gone but memories last "
- Mick Zuccarelli
March 19, 2021 9:14 pm

"Zig, The memories go on forever. I will never forget our fishing trip to the Dells. Not sure how we made it home on a half tank of gas, but we did :)! Thanks for standing up to our wedding and blessing us with your love and friendship. RIP. with heavy hearts. Randy & Sheesh."
- Randy & Cheryl Fugaj
March 21, 2021 10:18 am

"My sincere condolences to Ziggy's family. I met Ziggy for the first time on a job site on the Calumet River. We became fast friends. I will never forget him. He will truly be missed. "
- Larry Slabosz
March 21, 2021 11:32 am

"Our deepest sympathy to the Zigich family and friends. RIP The James Holom Family"
- Priscilla (Holom) Koza
March 23, 2021 11:01 am

Candles Lit
"Enjoyed seeing your smiling face almost every morning. Always caring and funny. The East Side Gang will miss you. "
- Jewel Palacios (Big Momma)
March 17, 2021 1:49 pm

"Rest In Heavenly Peace My Friend , Ill Miss Our Get Togetherness "
- Frankie Caporale
March 17, 2021 3:06 pm

"I remember that from the day I met you, you always greeted me and invited me a drink or a donut that you brought to the bar, you were always kind to the girls and to everyone at the R Bar, your departure left me speechless because you were with us for 2 days. before but you are in a better place."
- Mickye Cook from R Bar
March 18, 2021 2:34 am

"My sincere condolences to Ziggy's dear friends & family. He will be missed! Rest easy 'Zigich' ~ Peace & love from 'Matich'"
- Melanie Matich
March 18, 2021 12:18 pm

"You will be greatly missed!"
- Emrick’s
March 19, 2021 1:35 pm