THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Florence A. Zielinski
Florence A. (Kalemba) Zielinski, 94, of Oconto Falls, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 14 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls.
Born June 29, 1922 in Chicago, to Anton and Katherine (Stojek) Kalemba, she grew up and graduated there. During World War II, she worked as a secretary for the United States Quartermaster Department. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married Victor Zielinski in Chicago.
In 1959, they moved to Pulaski before moving to the family farm in rural Oconto Falls in 1963. A hardworking mother of 10 children, she worked at the Farmers Home Administration Office in Oconto for many years and retired as County Office Assistant. After retirement, she worked at the Gillett Canning Factory. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the PCCW.
Survivors include 10 children, Kenneth (Kate Lein) Zielinski, Michigan, Charles Zielinski, David Zielinski, Paul (Debra) Zielinski, Anthony (Jean) Zielinski and Kathleen "Beeb" Zielinski, all of Oconto Falls, Peter Zielinski, Montecello, Linda (David) Derus, Menomonee Falls, Brian Zielinski, California and Christopher Zielinski, Spruce; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vic in 2003; a grandson, Kevin Zielinski in 2010; brothers and sisters.
Visitation was held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Friday, Feb. 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiated followed by burial in the Church Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Unity Hospice.