Mary J. Zelenka, 86, Wausau, died Friday May 28, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born April 24, 1935, in Antigo, daughter of the late Michael and Evelyn (Winnega) Noskowiak. On June 9, 1956, she married Jerry Zelenka at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Antigo. He survives.
Mary was a homemaker, enjoyed baking and was especially fond of the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Among her favorite pastimes she enjoyed with Jerry were camping, traveling and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Zelenka, her children, Jerry (Laura) Zelenka, Jim (Cindy) Zelenka, Kathy (Allen) Weinkauf, Betty (Ed) Domka; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Mike (Betty) Noskowiak and one sister, Betty (Pat) Curran; one sister-in-law, Ruth Robinson.
Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Michael Zelenka and one sister, Pat Jessmer.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday June 4, 2021, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Weston. Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Wisconsin. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Agnes Catholic Church for Masses in Mary’s honor.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Towns of Texas and Wausau EMT’s and Aspirus Wausau Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Mary and her family.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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