Clarice "Zip" Kolberg

Clarice "Zip" Kolberg passed away in Jackson on Dec. 24, 2009, with family at her side.

Clarice was born on May 3, 1930, in Ely, Minn., to Agnes and Frank Zimmerman. She was the youngest of the three children, who included her sister, Katherine (Krakker) and brother Alfred. She attended nursing school after high school and became a R.N. After nursesí training, she moved to Denver, Colo. Later, she moved to Wisconsin and met her husband, Don Kolberg.

Don and Clarice had five children and lived in Milwaukee for most of their lives. After retiring, they moved to Green Valley, Ariz., where they lived a dozen years or so. Following Arizona, they moved to Billings, Mont. After Donís death, Clarice moved back to Jackson, near three of her children, her daughter-in-laws and grandchildren.

Don and Zip shared many adventures together, travelling the United States with their five young children. After the children had grown, they continued their adventures with trips to Britain, Ireland and Europe.

Clarice is preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister and many other friends and loved-ones, including her beloved husband, Don.

She is survived by her children, John (Donna), Beth, Robbin (Chris), Timothy (Jennifer) and Alan; and her grandchildren, Ashley, Rachel, Sarah, Taylor, Ryan, Emily, Jenny Bee, Hailey and Claire, who all loved her well.

A funeral service for Clarice will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend, with the Rev. Cheryl Matusiak officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the start of services at 2 p.m..

The children of Don and Clarice would like to thank our sister-in-law, Chris, who has spent the past year and a half caring for our Mom, from taking her shopping and to lunch to ensuring she took her meds, taking her to medical appointments and being by her bedside everyday when she began to fail. No words will ever adequately express our profound and heartfelt appreciation for the time, attention and love she showed our Mom.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.