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Obituary for Bernice Marie Zielke

Zielke, Bernice (nee Schnell)
Passed to Eternal Life Friday April 7, 2017, age 96 years at Village at Manor Park-Maplewood in Milwaukee. Bernice was born on June 12, 1920, the third of ten children to Stella (Madigan) and Andrew Schnell in town of Eaton, Wisconsin. Bernice was preceded in death by her loving and encouraging husband Stephen J. Zielke, 39 years ago, an infant son, Bruce Allen and her parents, Andrew & Stella Schnell. Beloved mother of Sister Jomarie (Rosalie) Zielke, Andrew (Gail) Zielke, Michael (Carol) Zielke, Brian (Debbie) Zielke and Madeline (Phillip) Lamphear. Treasured grandmother of Laura Jones, Andrew (Ann) Zielke, Stephen Zielke, Karen (Wil) Picado, Lisa Zielke, Mark Zielke, Emily (Adam) Kodet, Chelsea Zielke, Valerie (Nicholas) Martin and Joseph (Margaret, Fiance´) Lamphear. Delighted great-grandmother of Isla Zielke, Michael and Benjamin Picado. Sister of Helen Kaderabek, Gladys Paulson, Grace (Ed) Mikalofsky, Louise Thiel, James (Margie) Schnell. Sister-in-law of Evelyn Schnell, Walter Dudarenke, and Patricia Schnell. Also survived by 43 nieces and nephews in the Schnell Family and one nieces Barbara (John) Albrecht in the Zielke Family. Also preceded in death by her brothers, John, Ken, Francis, Joseph, and sister Alice Dudarenke; sisters-in-law Marie Schnell, Jane (Robert) Herden; brothers-in-law Otto Kaderabek, Gene Paulson, Wally Thiel, and Robert Herden and daughter-in-law Diane Zielke. Visitation Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Matthias Church (9306 W. Beloit Rd) 9 AM -10:15 AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery (3801 S. 6th St) at 2 PM. Please meet at the cemetery. Retired employee of Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, WI. appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at Hometown Hospice and VMP-Maplewood for their loving care.

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
St. Matthias Church

9306 West Beloit road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53227

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM
St. Matthias Church

9306 West Beloit road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53227

Cemetery Details


St. Adalbert Cemetery

3801 South 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Memorial Contribution

Congregstion of the SIsters of St. Agnes-Fon du lac, WI


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