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Katharine Zelle

[January 24, 2013]  SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Katharine L. Zelle, 97, formerly of Lincoln, Ill., died Dec. 31, 2012, at 11:50 p.m.  at her home.

(Below is a copy of the obituary from the funeral home.)


Sun City, AZ.- Katharine L. Zelle, 97, formerly of Lincoln, died at 11:50 P.M. on Monday, December 31, 2012 at her home.

Katharine was born on December 25, 1915, daughter of Alvin and Lillie Leimbach Geyer in Mt. Pulaski, IL. She was united in marriage to Gordon Zelle on June 18, 1939 in Chestnut, IL. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1999.

Katharine is survived by her daughters: Carol Davis of Sun City, AZ; and Mary Beth Beeman of Rockford, IL; and 2 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Katharine was a school teacher in Loves Park, IL and retired in 1972. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

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A memorial service for Katharine will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday January 31, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln conducted by Rev. Mark Thompson. There will be a private burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Christian Village, Zion Lutheran Church, or the American Heart Association. Services are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.