Zeichert, Marje M.
Marje M. Zeichert, 73, of Rothschild, Wisconsin, won her battle against Alzheimer's disease on September 22 at Stoney River Memory Care in Weston, WI. Her sons, Eric and Brian, were at her side.
Affectionately known by her students as "Missuzz Z", Zeichert taught English at various Catholic schools, Wausau West and Cimarron Memorial High School in Las Vegas, NV for 37 years before retiring in 2011. Even as her memory was slipping, Marje was still tutoring Vietnamese immigrants in English.
Marje was active in Wausau Community Theater, performing in shows like Night Mother, Barefoot in the Park, and A Midsummer Night's Dream during the 1980's. She also enjoyed cross-stitch and other crafts, as well as reading suspense novels. In later years, she liked to binge on Criminal Minds marathons.
She was born on November 11, 1941 as the only child of Ken and Mary Berg of Park Falls, WI She graduated from Park Falls High School and completed her Bachelor of Arts at UW-Milwaukee graduating Summa Cum Laude. She went on to earn three Masters of Education degrees.
Marje's life will be celebrated in a gathering at Wiggley Field in Schofield, WI on Sunday, October 18 at noon. In lieu of flowers, Eric and Brian are asking friends to make a contribution to Alzheimers organizations of their choice in her honor.
Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com
Published by Everest Herald from Oct. 14 to Oct. 18, 2015.