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Claudine Zima

July 25, 1921 February 14, 2013
Claudine Zima
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Claudine Margaret Zima joined her sweetheart, Casey, in heaven on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. Born July 25, 1921, Claudine was the fifth of twelve children born to Frances and Oliver Zoeller. She married Casimir “Casey” Zima on April 26, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2011, shortly after their 64th wedding anniversary. Claudine was a lifelong member of the Abrams, and more recently, Oconto United Methodist Church. Claudine lived most of her life in Brookside. She worked at various jobs including Schilling Fish, Bond Pickle, and as a housekeeper for Tom and Rachel Moody. Claudine had many hobbies such as gardening and crocheting. Claudine took pride in having the earliest and largest cucumbers, tomatoes, and potatoes. She had the largest asparagus patch in Brookside as well as a huge variety of flowers and plants! Claudine canned the produce that she grew, as well as fruits and berries, meat, fish, and mushrooms, making sure the family had plenty to eat in the winter. Holidays were special for Claudine and she enjoyed having the entire family at home. She hosted Christmas Eve every year, where she served homemade cookies and candy, ham and pickled fish, among other treats. Easter consisted of a huge dinner, as well as an egg hunt for the kids, no matter how muddy it was. Grandma dressed up in costume with the grandkids, and walked in the Brookside Days parade on more than one occasion. It was always interesting to go home and see what new recipe or craft Mom was making. Most of the time, she would have the radio and television on, as she didn’t want to miss the news. She had the largest collection of VCR tapes ever! In her “spare” time, she took part in Homemakers, the Brookside Community Center, working at elections, assisting with church dinners, and anywhere else her presence was needed. She never refused watching the grandkids, and many times had the whole crew. Mom was never idle. Claudine will be sadly missed by her children, Sharon (Ed) Weigelt, Shelby (Ken) DePouw, Becky (Rodger) Wendt, and Bruce (Cathy) Zima, and son in law, Bill Schmolinske . She is further survived by her grandchildren, Robert (Jackie) Lockstein, Heather Lockstein and friend Dan, Eric Lockstein and friend Darcy, Nichole (Wilbur) Haak, Courtney (Ross) Christensen, Shannon (Greg) Haak, Jared (Jamie) Weigelt, Brooke Schmolinske and fiancé, John Motiff, William Jr. (Abbey) Schmolinske, Keith Schmolinske, Jody (Shawn) Reynolds, Casey Cook and friend, Jackie, Bradley Zima and friend Kelsey, stepgrandchildren Amanda (Matthew) Haugen, and Joshua (Jenn) Wendt. Claudine’s great grandchildren and step great grandchildren at last count number eighteen. Claudine leaves behind three brothers, Roland Zoeller, Marvin (Shirley) Zoeller, and Vernon (Carol) Zoeller, a sister in law, Leona Zoeller, brothers in law, Wilbert Longsine and Gerald Townsend, Casey’s sister in law, Eleanor Zima, and many nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances . Claudine was preceded in death by her husband, Casey, daughter, Vicki Schmolinske, parents, Frances and Oliver Zoeller, brothers, sisters and spouses, Reuben (Sylvia) Zoeller, Helen “Sis”(Ed) Bloom, Sylvester “Spike” (Rose) Zoeller, Berdine Zoeller, Bernard Zoeller, Arlene Longsine, Cecelia “Betty” Townsend, Jacqueline (Terry) Corbit, as well as Casey’s parents and siblings. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, February 17. Visitation will continue on Monday February 18, from 10 to 11 AM at the United Methodist Church, Oconto. Funeral services will be conducted 11 Monday at the church with Rev. Gerhardt Miller and Frederik Schulz officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to United Methodist Church, Oconto or Unity Hospice.

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Visitation

Sunday

17

Feb

4:00 PM 2/17/2013 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/17/2013 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

18

Feb

10:00 AM 2/18/2013 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/18/2013 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church

641 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 547153

United Methodist Church
641 Washington Street Oconto 547153 WI
United States

Service

Monday

18

Feb

11:00 AM 2/18/2013 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church

641 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 547153

United Methodist Church
641 Washington Street Oconto 547153 WI
United States
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