Obituary for Nancy A. Zygarlicke

Nancy A. Zygarlicke

Nancy A. Zygarlicke, 86, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Marshfield, WI.

Due to the pandemic, a private family visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Church on Monday, October 5 at 10:00 am with Rev. James Weigner officiating. The service will be streamed online at Internment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family. Nancy’s family is planning a celebration of her life at a later date.

Nancy was born May 2, 1934 in Rhinelander, WI to Elmer A. & Casilda M. (Lee) Komis.  Nancy was in the first graduating class of Columbus Catholic High School (1952).  She attended Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee.  She left after her second year of College to help fill a teacher shortage at Delavan, WI and later taught at Sacred Heart School in Marshfield, WI.

Nancy met the love of her life, Jerald P. Zygarlicke, at a school dance at St. John’s when she was a freshman in high school. Their romance continued through letters shared while Jerry served in the Air Force during the Korean War. They married on June 14, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield, WI.  Nancy and Jerry had three children, Greg, Wayne and Roxann, prior to moving to Richland Center, WI where they opened and operated Jerry’s Bakery.  Five more children joined the family while in Richland Center; twins Keith and Kirk, Linda, Brian and Nancy. Nancy was a stay-at-home mom during their years in Richland Center, taking care of her children, which was her greatest joy. The family moved back to Marshfield in 1966 purchasing one of the former Adler Bakery locations and opening Jerry’s Bakery in November 1966. Jerry and Nancy continued to operate the bakery together until 1979 when tragically Jerry died at the age of 48, of a coronary heart attack. Nancy continued to run the family bakery with help from her sons, Kirk and later Brian. The whole family treasures many fond memories of time with their Mom and Dad at the bakery which Nancy closed in 1987. Nancy then worked for a short time at Festival Foods in the bakery department and then at Marshfield Senior High in the kitchen. After “retiring” in 1992, Nancy worked at St. John’s Church rectory cooking and cleaning for the priests.  She also assisted at St. John’s school providing ticket assistance with the lunch program. Nancy greatly enjoyed cooking, baking and hosting family dinners and parties.  She was always happy to offer you “something to eat.” Nancy’s hobbies included enjoying a good game of scrabble or cards, puzzles, sewing and knitting (she was always working on a project) having made at least one afghan for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also greatly enjoyed watching the birds.

Nancy is survived by her eight children; Greg Zygarlicke, Wayne (Cindy) Zygarlicke, Roxann (Jeff) Schuld, Keith (Debbie) Zygarlicke, Kirk (Jean) Zygarlicke, Linda (Dale) Lewer, Brian (Donna) Zygarlicke, and Nancy M. Zygarlicke, who all live in the Marshfield area. She is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren, Kyle (Melissa) Zygarlicke, Neal (Whitney) Zygarlicke, Nicholas (Christina) Schuld, Travis (Mindy) Schuld, Tonya (Luke) Schlagenhaft, Jake (Sarah) Zygarlicke, Stephanie (Brandon) Murray, Natalie (Eric) Glaze, Zachary (Skeeter) Lewer, April Lewer and Isaac (fiancé Mikaila Ackermann) Lewer, Theresa (Josh) Haebig, and Brionna Zygarlicke.  Nancy is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren (and one on-the-way). She is further survived by one brother; Don (Ruth) Komis of Waupaca. Jerry’s siblings also surviving Nancy are; Wanda (Eugene) Hamus, Myron (Donna) Zygarlicke, Mary Ann Poplawski, Peter (Mary Carol) Zygarlicke, Billy (Lois) Zygarlicke, Tom (Joanie) Zygarlicke, Jim (Sandy) Zygarlicke, Bonnie (Jerome) Bauer and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.

Nancy was preceded in death by her soulmate, Jerald (Jerry) in 1979, whom she held in her memory and her heart until her death.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Casilda Komis, her sister Darlene (Bud) Nesja and brothers, Glenn (Lucy) Komis, Paul (Dorothy) Komis, and Ralph (Ardele) Komis.

God’s Blessings on the Best Mom Ever!!  We will miss you tremendously.

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