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Mabel I. Zunker

July 1, 1920 — February 10, 2023

Wausau

Mabel I. Zunker, 102, of Wausau, beloved wife of the late Lester G. Zunker, passed away on February 10, 2023.

Mabel was born on July 1, 1920 in the town of Maine, WI daughter of the late Emil and Ernestina (Schult) Marquardt. She married Lester on July 17, 1941 in DuBuque, IA. They made their home in Wausau where they raised their two sons. She was a loving homemaker most of her life. She later worked in commercial cleaning at First National Bank, Rodger's Cinema and the Wausau Mall retiring at 87. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, crocheting and baking. In her later years she loved taking road trips with her son Gerald and ended up visiting 38 states. Mabel's faith was the most important part of her life. She was active member of Christ Lutheran Church. She will be remembered most as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. 

Mabel is survived by her one sister in law: Mabel Marquardt, her son: Gerald "Jerry" Zunker, she also leaves three grandchildren: Cristine "Tina" (Gerald) Schmitz, Timothy Zunker, and Troy (Cathy) Zunker, one grand daughter in law: Tina Zunker, along with 7 great grandchildren: Adam, Nathan, Caitlyn, Joseph, Jackson, Marie, and Alex. She is further survived by her former, daughter-in-law Denise Zunker, daughter-in-law, Roxine Zunker, numerous nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and a step great great grandchild, extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, Lester and eight siblings.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24th from 10 AM - 11 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 1300 Townline Road, Wausau with a service following at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Brainard Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church.

Mabel's family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Aldin Elder Care, Nicolet Staffing, and Our House Senior Living, for the wonderful care given to Mabel. 

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