May 4, 1917 - April 6, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am, Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie for Julia C. Zehnle, age 98, who passed away Wednesday at CentraCare Health Systems – Long Prairie. Fr. Omar Guanchez will officiate and burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Long Prairie. Family and friends may call from 4-8 pm Friday at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and after 8 am Saturday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie. St. Mary’s Catholic Women will pray the rosary at 4 pm Friday at the church.

Julia Catherine Zehnle was born May 4, 1917 in Reynolds Township, Todd County, Minnesota, the daughter of William and Mary (Laumeyer) Zehnle. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school and later graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1934. She graduated from St. Benedicts in 1938. She remained on the farm until moving to the nursing home in February of 2011. She was employed by Todd County Social Services from February 15, 1939 until her retirement in September of 2004. Julia enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and reading.

Julia is survived by her sister, Marie Stepaniak, St. Paul; 18 nephews, 20 nieces, and many grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Benedict, Leonard, Anthony, William, JR., and Rudolph, and sisters Leona Stepaniak, Agnes Quinn, Rita Schibilla, Catherine Nelson, Lucille Pesta, Rosalind and Ardis Anne Zehnle.