Mary Jane Zuelsdorf, age 82, of Horicon, died on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
The visitation will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Horicon on Monday, April 5, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Visitation will also be at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon on Tuesday, April 6, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. The funeral will follow at church beginning at 11:00, with Rev. Mark Hasty officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon and will be followed by a luncheon at Zion Lutheran Church.
Mary Jane Polfuss was born on Feb. 4, 1928 in Juneau, WI to the late George and Hattie (Verg) Polfuss. She grew up in Juneau, and graduated in 1945 from the Juneau High School, where she was active as a cheerleader. After graduation, she worked at the Dodge County Highway Dept for 11 years. Mary Jane was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon, where she taught Sunday School, and was a member of its ELCA Women”s group. She was a member of the Horicon American Legion Auxiliary Unit #157 and the Dodge County Cabane #856 of the 40 et 8, in which she held various offices. Mary Jane was baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen United Church of Christ in Juneau. On October 6, 1956, she was united in marriage with William F. Zuelsdorf. They were happy to call Horicon home for over 50 years, having moved there in 1957.
Survivors include her husband William “Bill” Zuelsdorf of Horicon, three sons, William, of Milwaukee, Steven (Merly), of Las Vegas, NV, and Thomas (Mary), of Brandon, as well as two grandchildren, Jenalyn (Erwin) Ancheta of Las Vegas and Denisa Zuelsdorf of Brandon, two great-grandchildren, Eunise and Ryan, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including her life-long friend Karen Nagel, whom she spoke with daily. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Ruth Kuchenreuther, two brothers Royce and Donald, a half-brother Ernest Haertel, and two step-sisters, Estelle Edeman and Norma Firehammer.
The Murray Funeral Home in Horicon, 716 Clinton St., is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, for directions and other information, please view our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010, 11:00am, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church-Clyman
Oak Hill Cemetery-Horicon