Mabel Loretta Zahrt was born July 11, 1932 in Wausau, WI. Mabel passed away very peacefully in her sleep in her home in Kimberling City, Missouri on May 23, 2022.
Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Zahrt, in May 1985. Mabel missed her beloved Lenny every day for the rest of her life. Also, preceding Mabel in death was her father and mother Martin and Emma Kapellen, her brothers – Martin Junior and Ralph, and one sister – Marion Heinz.
Mabel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jacci and Rich Gamble and grandson, Justin Hart. Also surviving are many of her sister/brother-in-laws: Dottie Kapellen, Jean Zahrt, Herbert Zahrt, Lillian Engebrecht, Marion Zahrt, and Ellie & Ed Martin; her sister, Dorothy Radtke; and many nieces and nephews.
Mabel had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church all her adult life until she moved to Kimberling City, Missouri in 2002. Since then, she has been a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. She loved the Lord and was ready to go home and be with Him.
Mabel’s passion in life was her knitting and crocheting. Everyone that ever visited Mabel has memories of her sitting in her chair creating some beautiful piece (afghans, sweaters, scarves, mittens, doilies) they had asked her to make….and her ripping it apart and starting over if it wasn’t perfect!
On Tuesday, May 31st, visitation will start at 10:30am at Helke Funeral Home. At 1:00pm will be the funeral led by Pastor Richard Futrell from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.
Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. You may leave messages and condolences for her family at helke.com