Elaine E. Zuern, 86
March 13, 1930 — June 14, 2016

Elaine E. Zuern, 86, of Hartford, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

Elaine was born March 13, 1930, in Milwaukee to Charles and Emma (nee Suits) Constance. She was united in marriage to Thomas Zuern on Aug. 8, 1953, at Camp Roberts in California.

Elaine enjoyed flower gardening and traveling — she traveled to all seven continents. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, homemakers groups and the Oshkosh Teachers’ Coalition.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Bozidar) Nikcevich of Wauwatosa, Jeff (Kathy) Zuern of Hartford, Gail (Luke) Geiser of Chilton, Paula (Rodney) Reed of Rubicon, Constance (Richard) Milner of West Bend and David (Jenny) Zuern of Hartford; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sisters-in-law, Donna Gehring of Hartford and Peggy (Bob) Stinson of Seattle. Elaine is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom in 2009; and brother, Edwin (Ann) Constance.

Funeral services for Elaine will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at First United Methodist Church (738 W. Monroe Ave., Hartford) with the Rev. Paul Johnsen officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Interment will be at St. Kilian Cemetery.

Memorials to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation c/o Tom & Elaine Zuern Family Fund (for underprivileged children and/or the Threshold) or a charity of one’s choice are appreciated.
Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family: 262-673-9500 or www.shimonfuneralhome.com.