Jill Marie Zernzach


Jill Marie Zernzach of West Bend, the beloved daughter of James and Pamela (nee Withey) Zernzach passed away peacefully Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Jill was born Aug. 20, 1968, in West Bend. She was a life-long member of Holy Angels Church and a member of the ARC, the Association for the Developmentally Disabled Citizens. She attended The Threshold Inc. for 25 years.

Jill is survived by her loving parents, her brother Timothy (Suzanne) Zernzach, her niece Katherine Zernzach, her step-niece Lindsay Legare, her stepnephew Nick Legare, aunts and uncles: Kay and John Kurczek and Dan and Jonna Withey, her cousins: Jenny (Josh) Pierre, Ike Kurczek, Shelley (Dan) Withey-Dunnigan, Jeff and Dan Withey, her great-aunt Betty Guis, great-uncle Joe Semrow and other relatives, friends and many friends at the Threshold.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her caregivers at HIL Group Home, her close friend Carol Gross and caregiver Kathy Bauer, the ICU staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and to Dr. Jeffery Smale. We would also like to show our appreciation to Colleen Mas from Holy Angels Church and Chaplain Randee from St. Joseph’s Hospital for their visits, prayers and words of comfort.

May she finally rest is peace in God’s arms. She was our angel on earth and each time we see or hear a music box we will think of her dancing in Heaven!

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. The family will greet relatives and friends for a period of visitation at the church from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to The Threshold Inc., 600 Rolfs Road, West Bend, WI 53090, are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.