|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1915|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1988|
Elsie Lena Staley, age 72, Birnamwood, died Wednesday, November 30, 1988 at Wausau Hospital Center.
She was born December 11, 1915 in the town of Birnamwood, the daughter of the late Emil and Emma (Wetzel) Gast.
On December 5, 1957, Elsie was united in marriage to William Zerneke in Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1981.
Survivors include five daughters, Margaret Peck, Wautoma, Lorraine (Gary) Botkin, Urbana, OH, Ann (Louis) Guyette, Port Washington, Kathryn (William) Staley, Birnamwood and Judi (Roger) Hegewald, Birnamwood; two sons, Rev. James T. Staley, Bethlehem, PA and Jonathan Staley, Birnamwood; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Gast, Shawano and Herbert Gast, Layton, UT and two sisters, Frances (Arnold) Maas, San Jose, CA and Anne (Irvin) Keldsen, Minneapolis, MN.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were held December 3, 1988 at the Church of Nazarene, Mattoon. The Rev. Gerald Stewart and Charles Brooks officiated. Interment was held in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood.
Emil J Gast (1884 - 1968)
William Thomas Zerneke (1906 - 1981)
Alvina Gast Bell (1906 - 1962)*
Harriet Gast Durland (1910 - 1971)*
August William Gast (1912 - 1965)*
Elsie Lena Gast Staley (1915 - 1988)
John Ernst Gast (1920 - 1979)*
Lorraine Regina Gast Cooley (1923 - 1977)*
Irving Fred C. Gast (1925 - 1958)*
Herbert Edward Gast (1929 - 1990)*
Created by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) S...
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
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