THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Libbie A. Zoglman
Libbie Ann (Brunner) Zoglman, 73, passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Born to A.N. and Elithe (Chapin) Brunner of Leopolis, she was the youngest of five children. She attended UW-Oshkosh and married Thomas W. Zoglman on April 18, 1964. They raised five children, all of whom fulfilled their parents wishes to forge their own path in life wherever it led them.
While raising their family, she was active in organizations including District Governor of the Womans Club of Wisconsin, provided music accompaniment for Lena Public school students for Solo Ensemble competition and performed many volunteer duties for St. Mary Parish in Peshtigo, including being a commissioned Minister of Communion and a parish organist.
She was known for her love of family and faith. She loved sports, was the official scorekeeper for Coleman High School basketball games and attended weekend Leopolis Bulldogs baseball games as tribute to her father who commissioned the still thriving Badger Amateur Baseball Association (BABA) nearly 70 years ago.
She played the role of historian, telling stories of how she and her brothers and sisters followed their patriarch every weekend to watch league contests across Shawano County, ensuring the game was played as it should be, for the love of it without egos or profit. Her love of life, energy and always looking for a chance to dance, will be missed by friends and family.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Thomas Zoglman; three daughters, Marnie Zoglman (David Oates), of San Diego, Ca., Marchell Schuman (George), of Rio Rancho, N.M. and Elithe Zoglman, of Dusten, Fla.; two sons Blake (Marta Ishaq), of Lake Oswego, Or. and Brendan, from Milwaukee; four grandchildren; siblings, Merlin Brunner, of Appleton, Leticia (Brunner) Mader, of West Bend and Ramona (Brunner) Hanson, of Wittenburg and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, A.N. and Elithe (Chapin) Brunner and a brother, Emereth Brunner.
Visitation was held at St. Mary Church in Peshtigo on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church with Rev. Father Luke Ferris officiating. She was interred at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Leopolis. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, donations can be made to a memorial fund benefiting Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, Wisconsin Center for Music Education or the Wisconsin Society of Mayflower Descendants.