Mary Zelenski

Mary Zelenski Obituary

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Age - 87

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April 24, 2023

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East Troy, WI

Mary Ann Zelenski, age 87, of East Troy, WI, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2023, at The Bay in Burlington. She lived her final years under the affliction of dementia. Mary Ann was born September 13, 1935, in Burlington to Oliver and Julia (nee Marciniak) Mitchell. She spent most of her early life in East Troy on the family farm. She was married to Bob Zelenski on October 20, 1956, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in East Troy. Following their marriage they took over primary operation of the Mitchell family farm, and while raising their five children, turned it into the Zelenski farm. Mary Ann was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, including the Ladies Sodality. She was an avid gardener who nurtured and loved many varieties of flowers. Mary Ann was known for sharing her well-developed talents for baking, especially her decadent desserts and holiday treats. She enjoyed the camaraderie and shenanigans of good friends in two sheepshead (schafskopf) social card clubs over many decades. Mary Ann is survived by her husband Bob; and by her 5 children: Julie Allen of Memphis TN, Steve (Jane) of East Troy, Tim (Lori Muzatko) of East Troy, Shirley of San Rafael CA and Kelly Garrison (Damian) of Knightstown IN. She is further survived by 3 grandchildren: Marcus (Jessica), Tom (Kelly) and Beth (FI Aaron Sirovina); and 8 great-grandchildren: Sophia, Alex, Charlie, Hudson, Evie, Cora, Luke Zelenski and Tyler Pulchinski. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Richard Zelenski, sister-in-law Phyllis J. Zelenski and numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Oliver and Julia, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed (Julia), Bob (Bernice) and Len (Pat) Mitchell, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Olive (Lewis) Larsen, Dorothy (Joe) Zivkovich and Marge (Herb) Koenen, sister-in-law Betty (Bill) Weis and brothers-in-law Joe Zelenski and Mike Zelenski (Phyllis F. ). A visitation will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 1981 Beulah Avenue, East Troy, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Church at 11:00 am with Fr. Jordan Berghouse officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Woman's Club of East Troy, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association (Wisconsin Chapter).