Theresa L. Zipse
Theresa L. Zipse

Born: June 14, 1951

Died: February 20, 2021

LEAF RIVER - Theresa L. Zipse, age 69, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in her home, with her family by her side.

Theresa was born on June 14, 1951 in Sugarland, TX, the daughter of Wilton & Lucille (Lamb) Trahan. Theresa married Kenneth Zipse on July 4, 1968 in St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugarland, TX. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1969, and she was the first married woman to graduate from Mt. Morris.

Theresa worked as a clerk for the Leaf RiverMini Mart for many years, and she was a homemaker raising her family. She loved to sew, quilt, she made blankets for family and friends, and she enjoyed camping and babysitting. But most of all, she enjoyed raising her children and her time with her family

Theresa is survived by her husband, Kenneth Zipse of Leaf River, IL; children, Elizabeth (David) Bruss of Cortland, IL, Jeffrey(Christine) Zipse of German Valley, IL, and Richard (Jennifer) Zipse of Leaf River, IL; and 10 grandchildren, Austin and Phillip Bruss, Rees, Cole, Lily, and Luke Zipse, and Dalton, Breanna, Madison, and Brady Zipse.

Theresa is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bubba Trahan; and sister, Marie Acker.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7 p.m.. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt.Morris, IL. Burial will be held in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport, IL at a later date. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February24, 2021 from 6 p.m. until service time.

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Published by Ogle County News on Feb. 26, 2021.
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