Mary E. Zehner


POYNETTE  --  Mary E. Zehner, age 98, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Caring Hearts in Poynette.

Mary was born on August 18, 1912 in Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Ida (Rader) Sheets.  She was married to Cloyd “Ernie” Zehner on October 5, 1940, and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2010.  Mary was a member of Bethel Lutheran Parish in Poynette.  Mary was a loving and caring mother/grandmother, and her family brought her great joy.  Mary had many life-long friendships, and will be greatly missed by all. 

She is survived by four children, Barbara (Dean) Johnson, Lodi, Karen (Jim) Kutella, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Larry (Bobbi) Zehner, Madison, and Sharon Hultman, Poynette;  five grandchildren, Todd (Mary) Hultman, Baraboo, Kirsten (Dean) Griffith, Portland, Oregon, Joshua (Guinevere) Kutella, Seoul, South Korea, Derek (Kristin) Johnson, DeForest, and Jason Hultman, Poynette;  four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Addison and Jack Griffith, and Olivia Hultman;  her brother, James (Mary Lou) Sheets, Marengo, Ohio;  her sister, Dorothy (Ken) VanOrnum, Ashland, Wisconsin;  other relatives and many close friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Harold Sheets, and her sister, Leola Hall.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010 at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette, with the Rev. Michael Lee officiating.  Inurnment will be private.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Caring Hearts in Poynette and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care and friendship to Mary.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 101 Bethel Dr., Poynette, WI;  Caring Hearts, 208 W. North St., Poynette, WI;  or the charity of your choice.




For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)