Marie Zielske

GUCKEEN – Funeral services for Marie Zielske, 91, of Guckeen, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, with Rev. Wes Hafner, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Marie died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

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Marie was born Nov. 13, 1921, in rural Elmore, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Florella (Krosch) Grimmelman. Marie graduated from Elmore High School in 1937 and was married to Elmer L. Zielske on Aug. 20, 1939, in Ledyard, Iowa. Marie was a homemaker and wife and concentrated on raising her children before becoming a Christian Day School Teacher at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. She taught at the church school for many years and was a Sunday School teacher for more than 50 years. The church was important to her and she was active in the Ladies Aide, Choir, LWML, Bell Choir and in other capacities. She also served on the Verona Township Extension, Blue Earth Valley Concert Association and volunteered at the hospital gift shop. Marie was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting, hardanger, gardening and canning produce.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Myrna Fish of Scituate, Mass.; her daughter, Susan (Fred) Drexler of Lakeville; her son, Daniel Zielske of Mankato; grandchildren, Lauren (Steven) Lowing, Andrew (Judith) Drexler, Katharine (Caleb) Drexler Booth; seven great grandchildren, Sophie, Sam, Emily, Macy, Katelin, Isabel and Benjamin; her brother, Rodger (Mavis) Grimmelman of Le Sueur; her sister, Rose Steinbach of Hugo; and her sister, Mavis (Gus) Olson of Elmore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer in 1991; an infant son, Barry; a sister, Lavila Mair; and nephew, Larry Mair.