Ann M. Zoeller

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Jan. 30, 2013

Ann M. Zoeller, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 21, 1923, a daughter of the late Leo and Mary Schmidt Beierle.

Ann was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, class of 1941. She was formerly employed at the Faith Shoe Co. and worked for many years as a housekeeper and cook at several area parishes including St. Boniface Church, St. Nicholas Church and Holy Rosary Church in Wilkes-Barre.

Ann was a loving and devoted wife, mother, nana and great-nana. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was well known for her delicious German dishes.

Ann was a devoted member of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis G. Zoeller, in 1969; her brothers, Joseph and Leo Beierle; sisters, Ruth Olerta, Betty Beierle and Mary Alice Sheplock.

Surviving are her children, Louis T. Zoeller and his wife, Margaret, Wilkes-Barre; Eileen Horensky and her husband, Stephen, Wilkes-Barre, and Joseph (Jay) Zoeller and his wife, Lucy, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Lori M. Laskoski, Traci Ann Partlow, Louis R. and Michael F. Zoeller, Michele A. Walsh and Stephen Horensky and Dr. Jason J. Zoeller and Mallory M. Zoeller; great-grandchildren, Megan and Jillian Laskoski, Bryce and Madison Partlow, Coral and Dominic Zoeller, Brady and Mikaylee Zoeller, and Aiden and Evan Walsh; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 am in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Ann's obituary at

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 1, 2013
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