Shirley Mae (Zieher) Larsen

Oct. 4, 1933 - Oct. 16, 2009

Shirley Mae (Zieher) Larsen, of Waukesha, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at her home at age 76. Shirley was born Oct. 4, 1933, the daughter of Melvin and Ida (Gotz) Hodges.

Shirley was an administrative assistant for the State of Wisconsin for 23 years, retiring in 1992. Prior to working for the state, she worked at Waukesha South High School. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed flowers and embroidery work.

Shirley is sadly missed by her husband, Richard; son, Thomas (Christina) Zieher; daughter, Susan (Timothy) Mathews; grandchildren, Amanda and Tracy Mathews, and Jason (Jennifer) Zieher; and great-grandson, Braeden Zieher, all of Waukesha. She is further survived by her sisters, Judith McGivern of Marshfield and Joyce (Bill) Wiesenthal of Waukesha; brother, James (Judy) Hodges of Michigan; sister-in-law, Cristel Hodges of Sheboygan; brothers-in-law, Harold (Dona) Zieher of Arpin and Glen (Jean) Zieher of Wisconsin Rapids; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin William Zieher; brother, Kenneth; and infant sister, Constance Hodges.

The funeral service for Shirley will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Larry Gates will officiate. The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Shirley’s name may be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186.

The family extends a special thank you to Rolland Nelson Hospice for the special care they provided Shirley and her family.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com