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Marie H Zillmer

November 17, 1910 — April 1, 2011

Marie Zillmer, age 100, of Marshfield, WI formerly of Fairchild, WI was received in the loving arms of the Lord surrounded by her family on Friday, April 01, 2011 in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.Marie Helene Zillmer was born on November 17, 1910 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of John and Emma (Tragsdorf) Walk. She received her education in the Neillsville Public and Parochial (St. John's) Schools. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1928 and from its Teacher's Training Department in 1929. Marie also received a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education from Eau Claire University. She taught at many schools in Clark Co. for 45 years, retiring in 1974.On November 2, 1934 she was united in marriage to Alfred Zillmer of Fairchild at Neillsville and three children were born to this union. Marie and her husband retired in 1974 and moved from Greenwood to Fairchild in 1976. Alfred died in 1986. She resided in Fairchild until she became ill in 1993 and then moved to Marshfield and lived at Parkview Apartments. She has also resided at the Marshfield Care Center since 2010.She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairchild. She is also a honorary member of MARTA, was secretary and treasurer of AAL and also served on the election board for the town of Cleveland.Marie loved her family and loved being with her family, playing games and being a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a very religious person who was very strong in her faith. And, she will long be remembered for her peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches and her delicious macaroni and cheese dish.Marie is survived by three children, DuWayne Zillmer of Pulaski, WI, Robert (Barbara) Zillmer of Milwaukee, WI and Karen (Kenneth) Lovstad of Chili, WI, six grandchildren, Krisan (Scot) Paun, Kari (Tom) Watson, Kenneth Lovstad, Laurie (Steven) Hushek, Stephanie (Russ) Johnston and Sherry (Kevin Hill) Zillmer and eight great grandchildren, Danielle, Aaron and Katlin Paun, Jordan and Sophie Watson, Benjamin, Joseph and Alex Hushek.She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Zillmer, her parents, brothers, Oscar and Harold Walk, sisters, Leona Lemke and Gertrude Olds and a daughter-in-law, Leah Zillmer.Funeral Services for Marie will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairchild. Pastor Terry Schneider will officiate. Interment will be in the Gruehlke Cemetery in Fairchild. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Church.Casket Bearers are: Kenneth Lovstad, Aaron Paun, Jordan Watson, Benjamin Hushek, Joseph Hushek and Alex Hushek.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to her family for designation at a later date.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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