Obit: Zenner, Claire K. (1920 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Derfus, Kussman, Metz, Wilger, Zenner

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 5/14/2015

Zenner, Claire K. (Derfus) (10 APR 1920 - 10 MAY 2015)

Claire K. Zenner, 95, Marshfield, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 15, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Rev. Gerard Wilger officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Medford. The visitation will be held from 9:30 am on Friday until service time at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, is assisting the family.

Claire was born on April 10, 1920 in Rozellville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael and Kunigunde (Metz) Derfus. She married Francis Zenner on March 5, 1946. He died in August of 1969.

Claire loved playing sheepshead with her friends and family. She enjoyed being with her family, knitting and crocheting and going for walks.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Paul) Kussman of Amherst and David (Charlene) Zenner of Cadott. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 expected in July and 1 great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Dale Zenner, a great granddaughter, 5 brothers, 7 sisters and nieces and nephews.

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