Obit: Zenner, Clifford W. (1926 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bach, Gebert, Juza, Koestner, Mertes, Zenner

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 12/20/2018

Zenner, Clifford W. (12 MAY 1926 - 17 DEC 2018)

Clifford W. Zenner, 92, of Medford, passed away on December 17, 2018 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.

Clifford was born on May 12, 1926 to William and Kunda (Koestner) Zenner in the Township of Hammel. He graduated Medford High School in 1944. He married Elaine Gebert on September 27, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville; she preceded him in death on April 14, 2015.

After high school Clifford worked on the family farm until 1983. After farming he worked at J. Bauer Trucking and the U.S. Forestry Department for a period of time until retiring in 2006.

Clifford was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time in the woods, cutting firewood, and listening to Molly B.

Clifford is survived by his children, Sandy (Gordon) Bach and Kurt (Lori) Zenner, both of Medford, Mary Mertes of Kaukauna, and Lee (Joyce) Zenner of Hastings, MN., eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Clifford is preceded in death by his brother, Clayton, sister, Alvina and her husband Walter, and a son-in-law Dave Mertes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will take place a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Little Black. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel, from 4:00 PM until the time of a Catholic Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences can be left at

Obituary: Zenner, Elaine E. (Gebert)



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