Obit: Zenner, Geraldine Marian (1945 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Egle, Fischer, Hadderman, Heindl, Juza, Kalmon, Peissig, Zagorski, Zenner

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Service (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 3/25/2019

Zenner, Geraldine Marian (Kalmon) (25 JUN 1945 - 23 MAR 2019)

Geraldine Marian Zenner, 91, Town of Hammel resident, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving grandsons, under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial mass will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 29, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held that morning at church from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at 11:00. Urnbearers will be MJ, Alex and Ben Zenner.

Geraldine was born March 18, 1928 in South Milwaukee to Andrew and Alma (Peissig) Kalmon. On August 16, 1949, Geraldine married Melvin J. Zenner, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They enjoyed 69 years of life together. Melvin preceded her in death on October 7, 2018.

Geraldine greatly valued her own education. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and taught in country schools in the surrounding Medford area. Geraldine later continued her education and obtained a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from UW-Stevens Point. She finished her career in Gilman as a speech clinician and retired in 1975. Geraldine and Melvin owned and operated a dairy and crop farm in the Town of Hammel. She enjoyed reading, watching birds and spending time with her family. Recently, Geraldine spent a great deal of time with her grandsons and great-grandsons. She could not have been more proud of her boys.

Geraldine was the mother of Joseph (Renee) Zenner of Medford. She was a loving and supportive grandmother to Melvin “MJ” (Brittany) Zenner, Alex (Katie) Zenner both of Medford, Benjamin Zenner of Wausau, and granddaughter Joelle Zenner of Medford. She loved and adored her great-grandsons, Mason and Garrett Zenner. Geraldine was the sister of Joyce (Jerry) Egle, Ron Kalmon, Ann Fischer, Nancy (Stash) Zagorski, and Ruth Heindl.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Claire Kalmon, brother-in-laws Don Fischer and David Heindl and sister-in-law Leona Hadderman.

Geraldine was of the Catholic faith, and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Memorial donations in honor of Geraldine can be given to Hope Hospice of Medford or can be given to the family for future designation.

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

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Obituary: Zenner, Melvin J. 



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