April 20, 1935 - December 10, 2014

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Mary “Mimi” Zenner, age 79, who died Wednesday at Assumption Nursing Home. Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may gather after 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Mary “Mimi” (Peters) Zenner born April 20, 1935 to Albert & Margerite “Mobby” (Hilbert) Peters. She grew up in Cold Spring and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1953. She went on to attend post-graduate classes at St. Cloud State University. She worked two summers at Glacier National Park where her love of the mountains was formed. She married Harry Zenner on August 20, 1955 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. During their marriage they lived in St. Cloud, New Ulm, and Alexandria. She was employed with Wells Fargo Bank in Alexandria for the majority of her career. After retirement she moved back to Cold Spring where her heart always was. She was a history buff and liked to challenge herself as a word smith with cross-word puzzles. Mimi loved art, horses, reading, computer games, playing piano, and bridge. In her own words she enjoyed hard work as long as it wasn’t described as physical exercise because she hated routine exercise. Mimi was a 25 year cancer survivor and deeply appreciated the joy she felt when surrounded by family and friends. Mimi’s favorite quote was, “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” By: Mahatma Gandhi.

Survivors include her children, Scott (Judy) Zenner, and Sandy (Ed Steinmann) Wall; grandchildren, Kylie, Hayden, and Haylie Zenner; former husband, Harry Zenner; siblings, Karlene (Danny) Daniel, and Tom Peters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials preferred to St. Boniface Catholic School.