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“Hiya Mom, Thanksgiving is here, we all miss you. Hope you and Dad are doing well. Barb, Amos, Buddy and Watson all say Hi❤ ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Andy Zynda - Wausau, WI - Son

“Hi Mom, All is well, Thanksgiving is just a few days away. We all miss you and Dad very much, every year! And not just because of your homemade...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Andy Zynda - Wausau, WI - Son

“It's been four years, and still miss you Mom. Watson is a year old and a great little guy. Boss of the house, a lot like Binky was. Take care Mom, we...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Andy - Wausau, WI - son

“Hi Mom, hope you are happy. Got a new puppy, his name is Watson. You'd like him. Still miss you. Take care. -andy- ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: andy - Wausau, WI - son

“Happy Birthday Mom, we all miss you! -andy- ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: andy - Wausau, WI - son

“Still miss you a lot Mom. Hope all is well up there. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Andy - Wausau, WI - son

“Mom, you were truly the greatest. I miss you every day. Thank you for makeing a great family and home to grow up in. Sorry about all the trouble I...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Andy - Wausau, WI - Son

“Renee, Andy, All I was saddened to learn about the passing of your mother. Truly, one of life's great people!(Actually a saint to put up with all...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: mark roberts - appleton, WI

“Keeping Connie and the family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Betty will surely be missed by us all. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Paula Gierczak and Staff of Island Place Apartments and AHMC - WI

“We wish to send our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful woman. We regret that we will be unable to attend the service, but we will keep...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: The Chester & Eleanor Niemczyk Family - WI

“To Connie, Randy, Candy, Andy, and Renee; May I offer my deepest sympathy. May you know that your Wife/Mom is now at peace and in Gods hands. ...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Moldenhauer - Waukesha, WI

“Renee and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I know it is hard to lose a loved one. Know that your mother is in a...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jamie Brown - Weston, WI

“Barb and Andy, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Kathy ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy - Merrill, WI

“For my oldest sister, now you are free of the pain that was a big part of your life, May God keep you in his arms. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Estelle Moldenhauer - Waukesha, WI

“Dear Connie & family, I was saddened to read of Betty's death in an online obituary. My condolences, and assurance of my prayers and remembrance at...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Fr. Robert Altmann - La Crosse, WI


Elizabeth 'Betty' Caroline Zynda, 83, passed away peacefully at Wausau Manor on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Care. Betty was born to Caroline and James Peskie on December 21, 1926, in Milwaukee. She met her future husband when she went along on a blind date with a girlfriend who was supposed to meet a handsome, athletic, fresh out of the service Clark Gable look-a-like. As fate would have it, Betty ended up connecting with the blind date rather than her friend. On July 22, 1950 she married Conrad Joseph Zynda, and together they made a warm and loving home, and raised five children. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Sandy Gaulke (in 1999), and a brother, Eugene (in 2010). Betty is survived by her husband, Conrad 'Connie', Wausau; son Randy Zynda, Ringle; daughter Candy (Rick) Ostrowski, Wausau; son Andy (Barb) Zynda, Wausau; and daughter Renee (Montgomery) Scheel, Weston. She is further survived by grandchildren Jennifer and Jeremy Ostrowski, Dale Zajackowski, Wayne Danczyik, and Clint, Chloe and Calli Scheel. Her six sisters also survive; Mona, Christine, Theresa, Donna, Estelle and Elsie, as well as many nieces and nephews. Betty's working career led her through many different occupations, but they all took second place to her priority of being a wife and mother. Although she often was the primary caretaker of the family due to Connie's over-the-road job, she never complained, and always managed to find time to volunteer. Betty was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, was a member of the Ladies Council of St. Matthew Catholic Church, and headed up numerous fundraising projects for the church, especially bake sales where her homemade bread was always the first to go. Up until macular degeneration took her sight, Betty was a master seamstress, and her home was a testament to her skills. She took great pride in sewing curtains, bedspreads, comforters, decorative pillows, wall-hangings, tablecloths with embroidery, and of course, her wardrobe and clothing for the children and grandchildren. Additionally, her creations included everything from lovingly crocheted baby blankets, to formal dresses, to Halloween costumes � often made by her own pattern designs. She was very accomplished in knitting, crocheting, and the lost art of tatting, and produced intricate works of art and articles of clothing. Cooking and baking were the joys of her life. Every year she painstakingly tilled, planted, and tended to her garden, producing a harvest of fruits and vegetables that were later turned into some of her most marvelous culinary creations. She was a fabulous hostess and looked forward to the holidays where she put on a spread second to none. Betty further enjoyed fishing, listening to books on tape, and visiting with her grandchildren. Betty was a die-hard Brewer and Packer fan, she supported the teams no matter how great or miserably they performed. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends - she had a huge heart which she opened to everyone, and a smile that could light up a room. Her faith in God guided her life, and the love and support from her husband of 60 years enabled her to live a life of service, humility, and generosity - a life to be admired. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Noon Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Monday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau and again on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Foundation for Fighting Blindness. The family sincerely thanks the staff of Wausau Manor and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Care for the compassionate care provided to Betty during her illness. We thank you for your efforts to not only keep Betty comfortable, but for the comfort provided to us as well. God Bless all of you!