Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Henrietta M. Zernicke
November 29, 1922 - March 20, 2018 (Age 95)
Watertown, WI
Service: March 20, 2018
Henrietta M. Zernicke
Henrietta M. Zernicke, 95, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
Henrietta was born in Allenton, Wisconsin on November 29, 1922, the fourth child born to John and Amelia (Schliesman) Gutman. She attended schools in Allenton and Fond du Lac, graduating from Fond du Lac High School in 1940. She later completed business training at FDL Commercial College where she met her future husband, Douglas Zernicke. They married on June 22, 1943.
During the course of her 73 years of married life, Henrietta lived and worked in Wisconsin as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado for 21 years where both she and Doug were employed by School District 11. They both retired in 1980 and moved back to Wisconsin, then chose to move to a warmer climate, settling in Florida for 17 years. In 1999, they moved to western North Carolina to again be in the mountains, which Henrietta so dearly loved. As illness and age began to encroach upon them, they opted to return once again to Wisconsin to be near family.
Henrietta enjoyed music, especially singing and playing the piano. She was a nature lover and loved spending time outside.
Henrietta is survived by her son, Douglas J. (Linda) Zernicke; six grandchildren, Geoffrey (Michele) Zernicke, Jamie D. (Josie) Zernicke, Alisa C. Zernicke, Tyler Zernicke, Loren McGhee and Christopher (Joanna) Hawkins; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Gutman as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas on October 2, 2014; parents; son, Kent Zernicke; daughter, Pamela Hawkins as well as two brothers and two sisters.
No services will be held. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to the Cancer Society or the Wisconsin Diabetes Association. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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