Lee A. (Kammeier) Zylla(1930 - 2012)

Lee A. (Kammeier) Zylla, 82

Foster City, California

July 7, 1930 - October 21, 2012

Lee A (Kammeier) Zylla was born to the Martin Kammeier family in Cold Spring, MN.

After recent years of declining health, Lee passed away peacefully in the Comfort Care (Hospice) section of the Burlingame Peninsula Hospital. At her bedside was her husband of 57 years, Jim Zylla. Also present were her 4 daughters and one son; Therese, Gwenn, Elizabeth (Elissa), Brian, and Jean. Several of her grand- children were also present.

A Memorial Service was held at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Foster City for extended family members, some of whom came from Minnesota and Southern California. The Mass was followed by a reception to "Celebrate the Life of Lee Zylla."

For those who wish to make a Donation in Honor of Lee's life, please send to: Father Robert V. Zylla, O.S.C. Memorial Fund: Mount Saint Mary's Seminary: 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.

In memory of Lee's last thoughts, we quote (Author unknown):


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me.

I took God's hand when I heard the call; I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day; To Laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Liff up your heart and share with me—God wanted me now, God set me free.


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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 11, 2012