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Claudine M. Zima
Claudine Margaret Zima, 91, passed away on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
Born July 25, 1921, she was the fifth of 12 children born to Frances and Oliver Zoeller. She married Casimir "Casey" Zima on April 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2011, shortly after their 64th wedding anniversary.
She was a lifelong member of the Abrams and more recently, Oconto United Methodist Church. She lived most of her life in Brookside and worked at Schilling Fish and Bond Pickle and as a housekeeper for Tom and Rachel Moody. She had many hobbies such as gardening and crocheting and was active in Homemakers, the Brookside Community Center, working at elections and assisting with church dinners.
Survivors include four children, Sharon (Ed) Weigelt, Shelby (Ken) DePouw, Becky (Rodger) Wendt and Bruce (Cathy) Zima; a son-in-law, Bill Schmolinske; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roland Zoeller, Marvin (Shirley) Zoeller and Vernon (Carol) Zoeller; a sister-in-law, Leona Zoeller; two brothers-in-law, Wilbert Longsine and Gerald Townsend; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Zima and many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Casey; a daughter, Vicki Schmolinske; her 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 her husbands parents and siblings.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. Visitation continued on Monday Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Oconto. Rev. Gerhardt Miller and Frederik Schulz officiated.