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Frances Jane Zess

1935 - 2014 Notice Condolences
Frances Jane Zess Notice
Zess, Frances Jane Age 78, of Round Rock, Texas passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. Mrs. Zess was born October 23, 1935 in Aguilar, Colorado to Frank and Rose (Cacciatore) Roskoski. She moved at an early age to Cudahy, Wisconsin, where she graduated from Cudahy High School with the class of 1954. On December 4, 1954 she married the love of her life, Vernon E. Zess, to whom she would share the joys of life together for over 59 years. In 1985 she and her husband moved to California where they lived for fourteen years. In 1999 they retired to Texas to be close to family. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, taking cooking classes, psychology and shopping. She will always be remembered as a sociable person at events and for her infectious smile. Mrs. Zess was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Sherry Zess. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Vern; son Mitchell Zess and wife Julie; daughter Judy Zess; grandsons Adam Zess, Alec Zess and Austin Thompson; sisters Joan (Robert) Machak and Darlene (Wallace) Severson; and numerous other loving family and friends. A service celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11AM at St. Paul's Church, 3775 E. Cudahy Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110, with a reception following at 11:30. Graveside committal services will follow at 1PM at Woodlawn Cemetery, 614 E. Howard Ave., Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Fran's name to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation For service updates or to send personal words of comfort to the family online, visit
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 20, 2014
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