Anne Marie Zolinski, 77
Anne Marie Zolinski, 77, of West Bend,
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, surrounded by her
children and her extended family of care professionals at the Samaritan
Anne or "Annie" as she was known to many, was born on Nov. 20,
1933, to the late Cyrill W. and Anna C. (nee Hoffmann) in Milwaukee. Anne
was married to Robert J. Choinski Sr. from 1954 to 1961, and later met and
married her best friend and soul mate, Leonard J. Zolinski. Anne and Len
enjoyed living in West Bend and Florida, and explored countless new places
while traveling the countryside in their Pace Arrow motor home to visit
family and friends.
Anne was a stay-at-home mom, a homemaker and a person that enjoyed all
things related to her family including family gatherings, cooking and
craft making. She was a valued confidant and enjoyed lending an ear and
advice to others dealing with the normal challenges of everyday life.
Anne is survived by her children, Bob (Lori) Choinski and Julie (Pete)
Gabelmann, all of West Bend; and her grandchildren, Coral Rae (Rob) Kline
and Andy Vetrone. She is also survived by her beloved siblings, Katherine
(Bernie) Hartert, Julie (Monte) Laverenz and Cyrill "Butch"
(Sharon) Hoffmann; other dear relatives and friends.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard J. Zolinski;
brother-in-law, Monte R. Laverenz; and both of her parents, Cyrill and
In honor of Anne’s wishes, the family held a private memorial service to
celebrate Anne’s life on Friday, Dec. 3. The Schmitt Funeral Home of
West Bend handled the arrangements and provided gentle guidance to the
family for the memorial service.
The family also wishes to express very special thanks to Nurse-Manager Deb
Van Beek and all of the companions and health care providers at the
Samaritan Health Center for their kindness, compassion and loving support
over the years.