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Emma Zielinski

PERU — Emma Zielinski, 96, of Peru, formerly of Hennepin, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Manor Court in Peru.

Emma was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Hennepin Township to Barney and Mary (Vacca) Bima. She married Joe Zielinski in 1943 in Hennepin.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hennepin. She loved traveling with her husband. She enjoyed going to sports activities and cheering on her children and grandchildren. Emma loved playing cards and cooking Italian foods, she was a great cook.

Survivors include two sons, Joe (Janet) Zielinski of Lostant and Jerry (Barbara) Zielinski of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Jo Ann (the late Chuck) Hatton of Hennepin and Judy (Steve) Gabrielse of Hennepin; two brothers, John Bima of Hennepin and Barney Bima of LaMoille; one sister, Katherine Waldschmidt of LaRose; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Joe, in 2001; one granddaughter; and a son-in-law, Chuck Hatton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hennepin with Father Patrick DeMeulemeester officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude.

The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel will be assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com.

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