Obit: Zenker-Langteau, Jennie E. (1914 - 2008)

Poster: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Boudreau, Domer, Hibbard, Hinman, Knipshield, Metz, Perrine, O'Brien, Prather, Roberts, Ross, Smith, Weiler, Westerfeld, Wiederin, Zajaczkowski, Zenker-Langteau, Zenker


----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, August 14, 2008, Online Edition


Zenker-Langteau, Jennie E. (November 23, 1914 - August 10, 2008)


Jennie E. Zenker-Langteau, 93, Medford, died Sunday, Aug. 10 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where she had resided the past six months.


Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 13 at The United Church of Christ in Medford, with Rev. Cathy Hinman officiating. Burial was at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Active pallbearers were Keith Smith, Jim Metz, Randy Prather, Feliks Zajaczkowski, Cory Boudreau and Ed Smith. Honorary pallbearers were her six granddaughters.


The former Jennie Roberts was born November 23, 1914 in Independence, Iowa to the late Charles and Mary (Domer) Roberts. She attended Iowa elementary schools and was a 1933 graduate of Medford High School. She worked as a bookkeeper in the Medford area.


On June 6, 1936 in Medford, she married Elmer W. Zenker, who preceded her in death on August 24, 1980.


On September 10, 1988 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby, she married Roy Langteau, who preceded her in death on January 7, 2000.


She and her first husband farmed in the Town of Little Black for many years and she also worked as a cook for the Liberty Elementary School, then later at Memorial Hospital in Medford. When the new hospital was built, she became the dietary supervisor until her retirement in 1980.


She was a member of The United Church of Christ in Medford, Colby Senior Citizens and Taylor County Homemakers Club. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, knitting, canning vegetables, garage sales, playing cards and volunteering with activities at the Colby Nursing Home. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Survivors include a daughter, Beverly (Jim) Metz of Medford; a daughter-in-law, Pat (Leon) Westerfeld of Shawano; a brother, Frank (Alice) of Medford; three sisters, Dorothy Knipshield of Florida, Edna Perrine of Milwaukee and Eleanor Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; six granddaughters, Teri (Frank) Ross of Florida, Lisa (Shawn) Wiederin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dena Smith of Lake Mills, Danelle Smith of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Kristin (Eric) Weiler and Jennifer (Ryan) Hibbard, both of Green Bay; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Ervin Zenker in 1987; two brothers, George and Tom; and two sisters, Pearl O'Brien and Verna Smith.


Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.





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