Howell teen dies in accidental drowning incident May 22

Alexa Claire Zielkowski
Alexa Claire Zielkowski

HOWELL — Alexa Claire Zielkowski, age 16, of Howell, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 22, due to an accidental drowning incident.

According to Alexa’s obituary, she was a junior at Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy in Brighton, where she was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. She was active in the school choir, participated in school musicals and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Alexa was also active at the Community Theatre of Howell, where she performed in numerous productions. She had just appeared in its production of “The Sound of Music” earlier in May. The show wrapped the day before her death.

"Alexa was dearly beloved here at CTH," the organization wrote on social media. "She was also the president of CTH’s Youth Leadership Council. Our hearts are with her family and friends during this time.”

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Alexa is survived by her father, Robert; mother, Cheryl; older sister, Lena; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Sonja Zielkowski; maternal grandparents, Fred (Jan) Schott (Westrick) and Roberta Schott; her aunt, Natalie (Jose) Escandone and cousins Jose Jr., Edward and Nadia; aunt, Lisa Schott; several additional cousins and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Joseph Zielkowski Jr.

Visitation for Alexa will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, immediately followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Community Theatre of Howell.

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This article originally appeared on Livingston Daily: Howell teen dies in accidental drowning incident May 22