Cecelia M. Zellner (Mrs. Michael) 88, of Luxemburg, passed away Saturday evening, January12, 2019. She was born March 31,1930 in Sugarbush to the late Edward and Margaret K. (Pirlot) DeGrand. On February 14, 1953 she married Michael C. Zellner at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush, he preceded her in death June 15, 1986. Cecelia began her career as a waitress, later working with her husband on their farm in Luxemburg. After retiring she volunteered for the Aging Resource Center driving those who needed a ride to doctor appointments etc. Cecelia will be most remembered for visiting local nursing homes and CBRF facilities in the area, dropping off a church bulletin, a sweet treat and a kind word. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society, and St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. She enjoyed crocheting and playing cards at meal site with her many friends.
Survivors include eight children, Marilyn (Craig) Denil, Brussels; John Zellner (Johneen, deceased), Sugarbush; Jeanette "Jan" (Robert) Du Bois, New Franken; Joseph (Cheryl) Zellner, Lincoln; Joan (Richard "Zeke") Broekman, Suamico; Marlene "Molly" (Mark) Derricks, Appleton; David (Brenda) Zellner, Luxemburg; Michael J. “Mike” (Sherry) Zellner, Luxemburg; 19 grandchildren, Nicole (Jeff) Sperber, Michelle (Eric) Naese, Jason (Crystal) Zellner, Johnelle (Lucas) Den Ruyter, Karen (Chris) Smallcomb, Kevin Flavion, (Emily Du Bois, deceased), Alan Du Bois, Amy (Michael) Dose, Alyssa Zellner (friend, Jacob), Melissa Derricks, Matthew Derricks (friend, Michelle), Ryan Zellner, Steven (friend: Brittny) Zellner, Corey Zellner, (Amanda Zellner, deceased), Mindy (Eric) Cerniglia, Michael Zellner II (special friend, Allie), Aaron (Ashley) Zellner; thirteen great grandchildren, Quinn and Alex Sperber, Jaedalynn and Zaeron Zellner, Brayden and Braxton Den Ruyter, Savannah and Carson Smallcomb, Colbert Heyer, Shane Derricks, Jeffrey and Raelynn Zellner, Theodore Cerniglia; brothers in law and sisters in law, (Dolores, deceased) Norman Peters, New Franken; Franklin “Frank” (Arleene-deceased) Zellner, Green Bay; Marina “Julie” (Robert) Harrison, IL; Ralph (Bette) Zellner, DePere; Kenneth (Lois) Zellner, CA; Alby Zellner, FL; Joyce Janowski, Green Bay; Bonnie (Robert) McMahon, MI; Sharon (Kenneth) Basten, Green Bay; (Karen, deceased) Leon (Sandi) Heim, New Franken, many nieces and nephews.
Ceil was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers and sisters in law, Elmer (Leona) DeGrand, Norman (Marcella) DeGrand, Henry DeGrand, sisters and brothers in law, Elizabeth (Robert) Vande Hei, Rose (Peter Heezen) (Jacob Van Ven Roy), Agnes (Wilbert) Hazaert, Margaret (Emil) Witek, Sister Mary Eugene “Julia” DeGrand, Mary (Antone) Drobeck, LaVerne (Joseph) Kanugh, a special Aunt Stella Charlier, former son in law, Gaylord “Fluff” Flavion, her father in law and mother in law, Peter and Emma (Theys) Zellner, brothers in law and sisters in law, Rita Zellner, Leo Zellner, Arnold Zellner, Bernard (Nancy) Zellner.
Friends may call 2:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. Mary Church, 1412 Main Street, Luxemburg, Wi. 54217, Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, January 18, 2019. Funeral 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Reverend Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.
McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Zellner Family. www.mcmahonfh.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Cecelia’s name for St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.
The Zellner Family wishes to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice, Pam and the staff of Helping Hearts Assisted Living in Luxemburg for your tender care, also to all of Ceil's family and friends who offered support and visits to her these past years.