Dorothy A. Zellmer, 94

Dorothy A. Zellmer, 94, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids.

Dorothy was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Wisconsin Rapids, to Frank and Mary (nee Cepress) Kubisiak. She married Donald C. Zellmer on Nov. 25, 25, 1944, in Wisconsin Rapids. He died Feb. 18, 1990.

She is survived by one son, Jack (Jill) Zellmer of Wisconsin Rapids; one daughter, Mary (Bruce) Worzella of West Bend; five granddaughters, Joy (Troy) Brey of Wisconsin Rapids, Jodi (Mike) Witt of Elkhorn, Beth (Todd) Schmidt of Campbellsport, Marci (Steve) Danza of Fond du Lac and Micki (Derek) Kainz of West Bend; 10 great-grandchildren, Kyle and Colin Brey, Phoebe and Lilli Witt, Ty and Taylor Schmidt, Madilyn and Gabriella Danza and Sophia and Colton Kainz; three brothers, Richard (Rachel) Kubisiak of Wausau, Francis Kubisiak of Wisconsin Rapids and Norbert (Betty) Kubisiak of Wisconsin Rapids; and sister-in-law, Ardith Kubisiak of Wisconsin Rapids. Further survived by sister-in-law, Irene (Robert) Engelman of Pittsville, and brother-inlaw, Arnold (Delores) Zellmer of Necedah.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one daughter, Jeanice "Gij" Zellmer; three brothers, Sylvester (Martha Kubisiak, Athanasius "Atz" (Jean) Kubisiak and Donald Kubisiak; four sisters, infant Leonarda, Cecelia (Joseph) Radtke, Sally (Edward) Andrewski and Irene (Royce) Smith; sisters-in-law, Mae Kubisiak and Clara (Merle) Tubbs; and brother-in-law, Clarence Zellmer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Timothy Welles will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Ritchay Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is serving the family. (715) 423-1818.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Pine Ridge Assisted Living for their wonderful care and to Dorothy’s angel on Earth, "Rusty."

"Mother, you always said that the Good Lord would answer your prayers and that he would tell you what he wanted you to do. He has granted you that final wish and you can go home now."