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Mary Zauner

September 14, 1932 - January 9, 2023
Greendale, WI



Sunday, January 15, 2023
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Monday, January 16, 2023
11:00 AM CST
St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church
4605 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church
4605 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402

Life Story / Obituary


Mary Zauner, age 90, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023, at Harbour Village, Greendale, WI. She was born in South Milwaukee, September 14, 1932, daughter of the late Roushan and Souna (Nee: Karian) Esayian.

Mary graduated from South Milwaukee High School “Class of 1950”. On April 25, 1953, at St. Patrick Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Robert J. Zauner and they were blessed with 3 children, John, Paula, and Terese. Robert passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. While Mary maintained the home for the family, she also was employed by SC Johnson and Son in administrative services for 14 years, retiring in 1992. In her early years she worked at Ladish Company in the Personnel Department for 8 years. Mary was a 60-year member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and past president of the Catholic Junior League. She and Robert enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home, coordinating family reunions, traveling, and spending time in Arizona as well as their lake house in Wautoma.” . Above all she found the most joy in her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, and nana who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her children, John (Debi) Zauner of Port Washington, Terese (Christian) Nielsen of Franklin; son-in-law, Mark Krier of Milwaukee; six grandchildren, Colin and Maria Zauner, Isabelle (Joe) Schumann, Samuel Krier, Ian and Clara Nielsen; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Alice Mikaelian of Costa Mesa, CA, Virginia (Thomas) Herbst of Joliet, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughter, Paula Krier; and sister, Ann (Edward) Lemberger.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 16, 2023, 11:00 am at St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 4605 Erie St, with Fr. Avedis Kalayian and Fr. Yeprem Kelegian officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and Monday at St. Mesrob’s from 10:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Memorials to St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church have been suggested.

The family would like to extend a thank you the staff at Harbour Village for her ongoing care and support over the last six years as well as the Compassionate Care Hospice nurses in her final days of life.