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Virginia Zillman

May 9, 1933 — November 12, 2021


Virginia “Ginny” Zillman, 88, of Wausau, died on November 12, 2021 at home under the care of family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Ginny was born on May 9, 1933 in Wausau to the late Martin and Lorena Radant. She graduated from Wausau East High School class of ’51. She married the love of her life, Jim Zillman, on October 11, 1952 in Pine City, MN at Zion Lutheran Church.

Ginny was a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan and wore her jersey for every game. She worked at Marathon Battery in her 20’s and 30’s and then helped at the family business, Zillman’s Meat Market, that her husband and his brother started in 1962. Ginny helped with wrapping venison orders and kept the books and did the store’s weekly deposit up until the time she died. She and Jim were members of Trinity Lutheran Church their entire lives. Together, she and Jim did a lot of cross-country skiing in their younger years. They also enjoyed traveling to casinos and going to Vegas. Ginny loved to read, loved sweets, and loved a clean house. Besides the Packers, she watched Wheel of Fortune, her HGTV, Flip or Flop, Dancing with the Stars and many Hallmark mysteries and movies. She loved her family and was a wonderful mom, grandma, and great grandma.

Survivors include her daughter, Jamie Nelson (Mike Ostrowski); son, Patrick (Georgine) Zillman; daughter-in-law, Mary Zillman; grandchildren, Sara (Mark) Meurette; Jennifer (Michelle) Vedder; Matt (Amy) Zillman; Nick (Ashley) Zillman; Taylor (Jake) Meurette; Kristen Nelson; Brock Nelson; great-grandchild, Loni Meurette, Breelyn and Croix Meurette, Kaden Nelson, Zachariah and Leo Zillman, Frankie Zillman; sister Carole Petri; and her canine buddy of over five years, Eddie. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim; son, Lon; parents; and brother.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:30 am at Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, 4710 N Troy Street, Wausau, WI 54403. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am. Rev. Gary Schultz will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401.

Our family wishes to thank Sarah and Jennifer for staying with Ginny and for the care and compassion they showed.

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