Obituaries Of Waukesha County Residents
Deaths, Burials, Funerals, Interments



Source: Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, May 02, 1945, Page 3

Friday morning Mr. Martin Mueller received word of the death of his- brother-in-law, Mr. Carl Zarnke, Waukesha, who was killed in an accident, his car being hit by a freight car at the Soo Line crossing. Funeral services Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Jericho cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zarnke lived in Eagle for several years before moving to Waukesha.



Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI) - March 9, 2004
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March 2, 1917 - March 7, 2004
Edward C. Zenk

87, of Waukesha, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 2, 1917, in Kenosha, to August and Gertrude (nee Spoke) Zenk.

On June 26, 1941, Ed married the former Lucille Nettesheim at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Duplainville. The couple were residents of Waukesha and had also lived in Pewaukee and Sugar Camp. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 until 1945. Ed began his career working at A.A. Andrews as a plumber. He then became self employed and later worked at Cox Plumbing. He continued working until he was 85 years old. He was a member of the Mukwonago American Legion Post No. 375. Ed was an avid bowler and golfer.

He will be sadly missed by his children. He was a dear grandfather. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucille, on Feb. 11, 1990; son-in-law, John Miller; sister, Frances Nettesheim; and brother, Henry.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private graveside services with military honors will be held at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Duplainville.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, April 27, 1927 | Page 4

Mrs. John Zicker, 80, Brookfield, passed away Saturday afternoon, Apr. 23. Funeral services were held in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. Mrs. Zicker was the other of the late Mrs. Otto, and was well known here. She is survived by only one son, Fred, Brookfield, and two grandchildren, Joseph Wendt and Mrs. Louise Hansen, Chicago.


Source: unknown, probably Milwaukee newspaper.
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ZIEGLER: Caroline, [1 Nov 1874-15 Oct 1937] aged 62 years, 131 W. Randolph st., beloved wife of George Ziegler, mother of Edward Wolf and Florence Claus; also survived by 1 daughter-in-law, 1 son-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters Alvina Jungkans and Minnie Holtz. Funeral Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., from the Evangelical Lutheran Ephrata church, N. 2d and Concordia.

Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. In state at the funeral home of Heiden & Lange, 3116 N. 3d st., from 6 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church until time of services.


Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page

ZIEMER, Amalia, formerly of West Allis, passed away in Seattle, Wash, Thurs, Jan 1, at the age of 83 years; widow of the late Herman J. Ziemer, beloved mother; also survived by 1 daughter-in-law; 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters, other relatives and friends. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at West Allis Borgwardt Funeral Home, 1603 S. 81st Street, Interment at Wauwatosa cemetery. In state after 4 pm Tuesday.


Source: Waukesha Freeman 6 Dec. 1937

Mrs. Ernestine Wendland Zillmer, 87, died at the home of her son, Harry J. Zillmer, in the town of Pewaukee on Saturday.

He is survived by five children; Otto A. of Wauwatosa; William C. of Sussex; Mrs. Bertha Wolf of Waukesha; Harry J. of Pewaukee, and Walter F. of Brookfield. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday Dec. 7 at 9:30 a. m. from the home of her son, Harry, in the town of Pewaukee, and at 10 a. m. from the First Reformed church at Waukesha. The Rev. H. G. Settlage will officiate. Burial will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.

Mrs. Zillmer lived in Brookfield from 1880 until the death of her husband in 1929, when she spent some time in the homes of each of her children.


Source: Waukesha Freeman 9 Oct. 1929

Gottlieb Zillmer died at his home in Brookfield, Oct. 8, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 9 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Zillmer; two daughters, Mrs. George R. Wolf, Waukesha, and Mrs. Michael Burke, Wauwatosa; four sons, Otto, Wauwatosa, William, Sussex, Harry, Pewaukee, and Walter, of Brookfield; 22 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the home in Brookfield at 2 p. m., Thursday, Oct. 10, Rev. H. S. Settlage officiating. Interment will be at Prairie Home cemetery.

Mr. Zillmer came to Brookfield from Germany in 1880 and had lived there ever since.


Source: Waukesha Freeman 11 July 1961


Sussex - William Charles Zillmer, 79, a long time figure on the Waukesha county board, died yesterday at his farm home, Hy. J, near Sussex of a heart attack. He had been ill with a heart ailment for the last several years.

His public service began in 1924 when he was elected chairman of the town of Lisbon. He was re-elected for succeeding terms until 1955 when he suffered his first defeat. In 1954 he was elected chairman of the board of supervisors.

Zillmer was born March 11, 1882, in the Brookfield settlement, an unincorporated village centered around the Milwaukee Road tracks on which his father worked as a section hand. Since then the settlement has been incorporated into the city of Brookfield.

After a year of high school at Wauwatosa, Zillmer dropped out to help with farm work and bolster the family's income. He studied agriculture at Madison for two years.

After his marriage in March, 1911, to Agnes White of Brookfield, Zillmer bought the 80 acre farm near Sussex which is now operated by his son, Delbert.

In 1960, Zillmer received a trophy for distinguished service from the Waukesha County Humane society, which he helped organize in 1915. He served as vice-president of the group.

Zillmer was a member of Ashlar lodge No. 193, F and AM of Sussex, the Wisconsin Consistory and the Tripoli Shrine.

Surviving are nine children, Robert, Brookfield; Mrs. Edna Clark, Madison; Mrs. Joyce Bauer, Sussex; Delbert, at home; Lt. Col. David Zillmer, with the U.S. army in Turkey; Almond, Sussex Rt. 1; Mrs. Jean Dickinson, Kansas City, MO; Mr. & Mrs. Eleanor Schuldt, Pewaukee Rt. 2; and Mrs. Charlotte Riewe, Rubicon.

One sister and three brothers also survive. They are Mrs. George Wolf, Waukesha; Otto, Wauwatosa; Harry, Pewaukee; and Walter, Brookfield. There are 19 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the A. A. Schmidt and Sons Funeral home, Menomonee Falls. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Brookfield. There will be Masonic rites at the funeral home at 8 p.m. tomorrow.

The body will lie in state after 4 p.m. tomorrow. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Shriners hospital for crippled children.


Source: Menomonee Falls News Mar 31, 1916
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The Passing of an Honored Citizen, Neighbors, Friends and business men unite to Honor Memory of John A. Zimmer. John A. Zimmer of this village whose death on Mar 23rd was briefly announced last week was born on the Zimmer farm in the northwest of the village Mar 9, 1857(?). His parents John and Catherine Zimmer, were ____pioneers who like so many others arrived in this vicinity when wilderness was King and with patience and industry built their home and built it well. The other children of this worthy couple were Rev. O. M. Zimmer, late of Beaver Dam, Wis., Nic Helgert of Lyons and the late Mrs. Barbarr(sic) Hahn, John A. Zimmer was united in marriage 5o Miss Catherine Terry of Paris, Wis., on Sept 24, 1878, and of this happy union the following children were born: John N. Mrs. Catherine Theine, Miss Laura, Albert W., Ven. Leister Niconga, O. S. F. Jacob, Dr. Alex J., Miss Barbara and Joseph, who with their mother survive to mourn the loss of a kind father. In 1908, Mr. Zimmer removed his family to the village where he has since resided, enjoying the confidence and respect of his neighbors and townsmen. Always eager to do his duty and to do it well , he was permitted to serve for a number of years on the Village Board of Trustees and for two terms he ably filled the chair of Village President. He was also faithful in his religious life, having been Treasurer of St. Mary's Church for 11 years and always actively interested in every movement calculated to strengthen and improve local conditions. Funeral services were held in St. Mary's church, Monday at 9:30 a.m. and the sacred edifice which he had loved was filled to its capacity with relatives and friends who had gathered to express their esteem to his memory. Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated by the Rev. A. M. Dentinger, assisted by Rev. J. Hetling and Rev. P. Schiedel, Rev. N. Schaaf and Rev. A. Bertram were present in the sanctuary. Six sisters of St. Francis sang the Requiem effectively. The Village board and many business men and friends were present as were many relatives from far and near. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, where the final prayer was said by the pastor.



Mrs. Zimmerman Dies at Home on Ann Street

Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 February 4

Mrs. Lena Zimmermann, 79, beloved 'Granny' of Ann street died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy LaPaz, 123 Ann st. Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness.

She is survived by one son, Albert, of Milwaukee, two daughters, Mrs. LaPaz and Mrs. Harriet Green of San Francisco besides four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Lyle funeral home with the Rev. L. Glenn Clonninger officiating.  Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of the funeral.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Jan. 4, 1929

The funeral of Mrs. Marie Zinsitz of Brookfield, beloved wife Mr. Matt Zinsitz and mother of Mrs. Chas. Payne, Jr., Matt, Herman and John Zinwitz, who died the forming after Christmas, took place at St. Dominic's Church Marcy with a solemn requiem High Mass at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The Rev. Aug. T. Zeller of Oconomowoc being the celebrant. The Rev. Wm. Wright, Pastor of St. Dominic's deacon and two Redemporist Fathers from Oconomowoc acting as subdeacon and master of ceremonies respectively. Father Zeller in his sermon paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased