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Maria Anna Zgonina, age 91 of Elkhorn, WI passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 with her loving family at her side. Maria was born on June 12, 1926 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Helen (Ciardullo) Covelli. She married the love of her life, Leonard, June 5, 1954 in Chicago.
Maria was the Matriarch. Her family was paramount, they meant the world to her. She loved sewing, cooking and crafting. She was a member of the Elk Grove Ladies Auxiliary and participated in the church bizarre.
Surviving Maria are her daughters, Donna (Jim) Rausch, Janet (Scott) Fleischauer and Maria (Jerry) Rausch whom she adored. Her grandchildren, Amanda Donnelly, David (Ali) Daniels, Joseph (Alison) Fleischauer, April (Erik) Doney, Timothy (Lydia Edwards) Fleischauer, Jessica (Karl Rutzen) Fuchs, Elijah (Kristi Sharp) Rausch, Leonard (Jill) Rausch and Isabella Rausch, step-grandchildren, Michelle Kaczmarek, John Rausch and Jonathon Rausch, and 17 great-grandchildren, her siblings, Joe, Dave (Joann) and Eddy Covelli, Eleanor Umhofer and Norma Rumsfeld; brother-in-law, Raymond (Mary) Zgonina; many other relatives and good friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Leonard, son Joseph, brothers Bobby and Billy.
Funeral services for Maria will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 2:00PM at Thelen Funeral Services (W309 S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie, WI—NW corner of Hwy’s 83 and 59) with Fr. Dennis Ackeret officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 (noon) until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Maria’s name can be directed to the family and are greatly appreciated.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie is honored to be assisting the Zgonina family.