Obit: Zenner, Elaine E. (1926 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bach, Beilfuss, Eck, Ellenbecker, Gebert, Hoffman, Ludwig, Mertes, Meulemans, Pasala, Spanbauer, Zenner

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 4/16/2015

Zenner, Elaine E. (Gebert) (11 MAR 1926 - 14 APR 2015)

Elaine E. Zenner, 89, town of Medford, died while surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, April 14 at Aspirus Medford Hospital where she had been a patient the past two days.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Joseph Pasala and Father Dennis Meulemans officiating. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in the town of Little Black. Pallbearers are Amanda, Derek, Stacy, Clayton and Caelee Zenner, Michelle Ellenbecker, Jennifer Eck, Marc Bach and Chad Mertes.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, April 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. Catholic prayer service, and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

The former Elaine Gebert was born on March 11, 1926 in the town of Little Black to the late George and Elsie Ann (Beilfuss) Gebert Jr. She attended Spruce Grove Grade School in the town of Little Black and was a graduate of Medford High School. She was a clerk at the Medford Cooperative.

On Sept. 27, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville, she married Clifford "Cliff" W. Zenner, who survives. She was a homemaker and mother while farming in the town of Hammel until her retirement in 1985.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters and past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, socializing, her chickens, going to the Tuesday soup luncheons, Saturday morning hair appointments, listening to polka music by Molly B, bird watching and church dinners.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four children, Sandy (Gordon) Bach and Kurt (Lori) Zenner, both of Medford, Mary (Dave) Mertes of Eau Claire and Lee (Joyce) Zenner of Hastings, Minn.; four siblings, Duane "Bud" Gebert of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Ardis (Bob) Spanbauer of Antigo, Clarice Ludwig of Pahrump, Nev. and Merlin Gebert of Medford; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Hoffman in infancy and two siblings in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be given to the family for future designation.

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