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Ann Zeller

September 24, 1923 — April 10, 2020

Ann Zeller

Ann Teresa (Gloudeman) Zeller, age 96 years young, of Winona, was reunited with her family in heaven on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.

She was born at home in West Allis, WI, on September 24, 1923, to Martin and Anna (Kiewig) Gloudeman, the fourth of ten children, and was baptized at Holy Assumption Catholic Church in West Allis.

After graduating from West Allis High School in 1941, she worked as a secretary at Allis Chalmers, where she met the love of her life, Russ.  They married in 1944, and moved to Waumandee, WI, where they owned and operated the Waumandee IGA for 40 years.

Ann worked at Asco (WinCraft) in Winona for 19 years, volunteered for 13 years at the Cochrane-Fountain City Elementary School, and also volunteered at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Shoppe (also known as the “Downtown Dayton’s”) in Buffalo City.  While living in Cochrane, she was known as “Cookie Ann” as she always had freshly baked cookies ready for anyone who would stop by.

She enjoyed music and sang in the choir of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alma until her move in 2014 to the Kensington in Winona, when she became a member of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka.  Ann was a “people person” who immediately made many close friends at the Kensington, where she enjoyed Shafskopf, reading, crossword puzzles, and of course, daily Mass on TV.  She also looked forward to musical entertainment and lunches with her friends from Cochrane and Alma.

She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend, who will be deeply missed by all those who loved her.

Ann is lovingly survived by her children: Barb (Rudy) Klink, Jeanne (Ron) Dolensek, Ron (Corrine) Zeller, Carolyn (Terry) Squires, and Greg (Renee) Zeller; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother: Fr. Bob Gloudeman; sisters: Cecelia Hennen and Bernadette (Archie Mohan); sisters-in-law Rita Foegen and Michalene Heinz; brothers-in-law: Francis Zeller and Cletus Zeller; special friends: Deb, Marykay, and Ruth, as well as all her Kensington friends.

She was preceded in death by best friend and husband: Roscoe (Russ); parents: Anna and Martin Gloudeman; brothers: Rev. Martin Gloudeman and Joseph Gloudeman; sisters: Margaret Gloudeman, Grace Persick, Aileen Bauer, and Sr. Mary Ancele.

A family service will be held at a later date, with burial in the Buffalo City Public Cemetery.

Ann’s family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Fr. Patrick Arens, and the staffs of Brookdale Senior Living, St. Anne Extended Healthcare, and Winona Health, for the excellent and compassionate care they gave to our mom over the last three weeks.

It is respectfully requested that memorials be directed to the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, or to the Winona Volunteer Services food shelf.

Online condolences or memories may be left for Ann’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.

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