Viorica (“Vicki”) Ratziu, 75, died July 23, 2020, in Phoenix, AZ. Vicki was born January 18, 1945, in Bucharest, Romania to Iosif and Valentina Bulboaca.
She graduated with a degree in Industrial Economics in Bucharest in 1967 and a degree in Applied Science from IL Central College in 1996. She married Matthew Ratziu in Bucharest in 1971 and immigrated to Chicago, IL in 1978 with her husband and daughter. They moved to Danville, IL in 1984, where she worked in payroll at Berkley-Davis and later as a physical therapist assistant.
Vicki was a member of the Children’s Radio Choir and The Madrigal Choir in Bucharest. She was an active member of the Romanian community in Chicago and of First Baptist Church of Danville, IL. She moved to Arizona in 2014 to be closer to her daughter and her family and joined Trinity Heights United Methodist Church of Flagstaff.
Her interests included singing, baking, and hospitality. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to her mother until she passed away at age 91.
Vicki is survived by her brother, Viorel Bulboaca of River Forest, IL; daughter, Camelia, and her husband, Matthew, and 4 grandchildren, Natalie, Kaitlyn, Levi and Alexandra of Flagstaff, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 2pm at First Baptist Church of Danville, IL 1211 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832 with Pastor Phil Neumann officiating. Vicki will be laid to rest at Johnson Cemetery. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834 has been entrusted with arrangements.
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