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Fern Zastrow

February 16, 1928 — January 12, 2022

Merrill

Fern L. Zastrow, age 93, of Merrill entered into the loving arms of her Savior on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Woodland Court in Merrill.

Fern was born on February 16, 1928 in the Town of Berlin to the late Martin and Viola (Wilde) Grueneberg. She married Leo Zastrow on June 16, 1945 t Grace Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Maine.  They were married for 70 years and made their home farming on Fern’s grandparents farm in the town of Berlin.  Fern could often be found milking cows and cleaning equipment.  After their retirement, Leo and Fern took many trips together, especially enjoying Oregon and lots of fun casino trips.  Leo preceded Fern in death in 2015. Fern loved church, baking desserts, card parties, polka music, going to her son’s and great grandson’s ballgames and most of all being with her family and friends.

Fern is survived by her three children Darlene (Gary) Balz of Marathon, Charles Zastrow of Merrill and Judy (Ken) Blaubach of Wausau; six grandchildren Scott Balz, Steven (Denise) Balz, and Tracy (Jeremy) Gertschen all of Marathon, Mike (Angie) Blaubach, Bob (Andrea) Blaubach, and Michelle Blaubach all of Wausau; ten great grandchildren Taylor, Jordan (McKenize), Brianna (Adam), Brooke (Fiance Jordan), Brett, Ashley, Connor, Cameron, Bryce and Breck.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Gene and brother and sister-in-law Lloyd and Doris Grueneberg.

Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, 6720 County Road A., Wausau.  The Rev. Joel Willitz will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until the time of service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will follow immediately after the service at the Town of Berlin Cemetery.

IN lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6720 County Road A, Wausau, WI 54401

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Woodland Court for their 5 years of love and care and to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice for their care.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Grace Ev. Lutheran Church

6720 Co Rd A, Wausau, WI 54401

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