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Marie A. Zellmer

September 12, 1939 — February 24, 2024


Marie Ann Zellmer, 84 of Oshkosh, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February, 24, 2024 at Aurora BayCare of Green Bay. She was born in the city of Westfield, WI on September 12, 1939, daughter of Herbert C. Johnson and Matilda M. (Kassner) Johnson. On December 29, 1956, she married the love of her life, Gary W. Zellmer in Oshkosh, WI, and together raised four children.

Earlier in life, Marie worked at various places throughout Oshkosh. She worked in the office at Miles Kimball and announced school lunches on a local radio station. She eventually worked as a bookkeeper at the Park Plaza Mall and then the Outlet Mall, where she retired. 

Later in life, while wintering in Tucson, AZ, she volunteered in the mailroom at the Voyager Retirement Community, where she eventually became postmaster. During the summer months, Marie and Gary would spend their time in Waupaca, WI, and Marie worked part-time for Dr. John Grandone at ThedaClark in Neenah.

Upon moving back to Oshkosh, Marie became more active in her church, Calvary Lutheran Church. She participated in various church activities such as the chime choir, offerings counter, prayer group, and bible study. She also lent her time to the LWR Quilters and often visited shut-ins to offer companionship and support.
Known for her passion for knitting and crocheting, Marie spent countless hours creating hats, booties, and blankets for donation to Tucson, AZ hospitals, bringing warmth and comfort to countless babies. In her free time, she enjoyed taking leisurely strolls around Havenwood Lake and engaging in friendly card games with fellow residents.

Marie is survived by, her loving husband of 67 years, Gary Zellmer; children, Linda (Kevin Winter) Crowe of Plymouth, WI, Laurie (Mark) Huffington of Eagan, MN, Robin (Teri) Voss of Oshkosh, WI, and Scott Zellmer of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Jamie (Audra Howen) Voss, Jon (Tabbi Kraus) Crowe, Lindsey Murillo, Ryan Crowe, Ashley Crowe, Katie (Nate) Pattee, Josh (Faby) Kaltenbach, Sarah (Beely) Kalvong; great-grandchildren, Mckenna, Peyson, Chloe, Desiree and McKenzie Voss, Aubrey (Rogers) Crowe, Eliakim, King and Leo Murillo, Calum, Levi and Wren Pattee, Evelyn Kalvong and Rylan Kraus. She is further survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Matilda Johnson, sister, Peggy Reh, grandson, Jordan Voss, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service for Marie will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2580 W. 9th Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54904. Visitation will be held at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at Lake View Memorial Park.

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