Obit: Ripley, Elnora Mae (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bundick, Charvillia, Ripley, Salzman, Spieles, Stefancin, Willger, Zanowski

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/15/2015

Ripley, Elnora Mae (Bundick) (10 MAY 1925 - 13 JAN 2015)

Elnora Mae Ripley, 89, Medford, died on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Medford.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Interment will be at Lake View Memorial Park Mausoleum in Oshkosh.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Elnora Bundick was born on May 10, 1925 in the town of Westboro to the late Raymond Albert and Aprilla Elnora (Charvillia) Bundick. She graduated from Westboro High School in 1942.

In 1945 in Milwaukee, she married Robert August Zanowski. She was employed as an insurance agent by Catholic Knights, Zanowski and Assoc., and also worked for Green Thumb in Taylor County.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Women's Club of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and The Red Hat Society. She was the first elected woman board member of the Catholic Knights. She enjoyed bowling, playing golf, sewing, puzzles, completing crafts, reading, writing poetry and traveling.

Survivors include a son, Dennis (Patricia) Zanowski of Balwin, Mo.; two siblings, June Spieles and Mary (Lawrence) Salzman, both of Medford; and three grandchildren, Tiffanie, Andrew and Allison Zanowski.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings, Edith Archibald, William, Edward, Orie and Vernon Bundick, Raymond Bundick in infancy, and a sister in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made to American Cancer Society or Holy Rosary Catholic School.

Online condolences may be made at



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