Obit: Ziehr, Mary
Elizabeth #2 (1911 - 2005)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Ziehr, Hodouschek, Blumenthaler, Dunigan, Draves, Svetlik, Goodman
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sat, Nov 5, 2005
Ziehr, Mary Elizabeth (28 Aug. 1911 - 2 Nov. 2005)
Mary E. Ziehr
NEILLSVILLE - Mary Elizabeth Ziehr, 94, of Neillsville died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville, Wis.
The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation time will be held from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Gesche Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. She was born on Aug. 28, 1911, in Pecsbanyatelepi, Hungary, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Hodouschek) Blumenthaler. When Mary was 2 years old, her family came to Ellis Island, N.Y., and settled in Pennsylvania. Mary and her family later moved to Cadott and operated a restaurant. It was in Cadott that Mary met Dr. Raymond Ziehr. They were united in marriage on June 19, 1937, in Cadott. Dr. Ziehr predeceased her. After marriage, they moved to Augusta, where Raymond worked as a dentist, and Mary raised their family.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (James) Dunigan of Stevens Point and Jeannine (Jerry) Draves of Dodgeville; a son, James (Phyllis) Ziehr of Madison; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by two sisters, Ann (Tony) Svetlik of Neillsville and Irene Goodman of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.
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