Mary E. Zuhlke

June 10, 1947 ~ July 19, 2021 (age 74)

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Mary E. Zuhlke, age 74, of Reedsburg, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Casa de Oakes. She was born on June 10, 1947 in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Loren and Gladys (Weisensel) Olson. On May 6, 1967, she was united in marriage to Jerry L. Zuhlke in Baraboo. This marriage was blessed with two daughters. Mary was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg.  She worked as a banker at the Reedsburg Bank and Community First Bank, and as a bookkeeper at Viking Village. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, playing cards and taking walks.

Mary was preceded in death by her father Loren; father-in-law Hollis Zuhlke, mother-in-law Lucille Zuhlke; and brother-in-law Keith Rhinehart.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jerry Zuhlke of Reedsburg; daughters Tonia Lange (Lee Hollinsed) of Baraboo, and Julie Hoenisch of Reedsburg; grandsons Carson and Ethan Hoenisch of Reedsburg; mother Gladys Olson of Reedsburg; brothers John “Jack” (Yvonne) Olson of Kapaau, Hawaii, Neil (Shelley) Olson of Reedsburg; sisters Cheryl Rhinehart of Reedsburg, and Jill (Gary) Herritz of Hillpoint; sister-in-law Beverly (Jack) Hughbanks of Sauk City; step-granddaughters Dana Petitt of Janesville and Danielle Lange of Lyndon Station; along with other relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Mary will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Rev. Dan Odden officiating.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, and on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will take place following the service at Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, 3330 University Avenue, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53705.

The family would like to thank the staff at Casa de Oakes and Agrace Hospice for the care and compassion given to Mary during the last two years.

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July 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Farber Funeral Home
2000 Viking Dr. P.O. Box 305
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Memorial Service
July 29, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Reedsburg)

Memorial Fund

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