Valerie Mae (Hanson) Zeman


EDEN, Wis. — Valerie Mae (Hanson) Zeman, 85, of Eden passed in her sleep Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Lutheran Homes & Health Services in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Valerie was born in the town of Irving, Jackson County, Wis., May 30, 1931, the daughter of Tedeman Hanson and Emily (Tucker) Hanson.

She married her beloved husband, Gerald Duane Zeman Aug. 5, 1950, at the Little Norway Lutheran Church near Black River Falls.

Valerie and her husband, Gerald, were long time employees and retirees of the Campbellsport School District. They lived for many decades in the communities of Campbellsport and most recently lived in Eden, since their retirement.

Valerie is survived by her sister, Genevieve “Gen” Brown of Princton, Minn.; brother, Henry “Hank” Hanson and wife, Alice, of Oshkosh, Wis.; son, Darrel Everett Zeman and wife, Linda (O’Brien) Zeman, of Alvin, Texas; daughter-in-law, Patricia (Wilcox) Zeman, widow of Daniel, of Campbellsport, Wis.; daughter, Peggy Lynn Zeman-Pattee and husband, Thomas Pattee, of Lomira, Wis., daughter, Nancy Jean Zeman and husband, John Herzog, of School Hill, Wis.; and son, Randy Jay Zeman of Yuma, Ariz. She also leaves behind grandsons, Christopher Zeman, John Beesley, Jeremy Zeman, Matthew Zeman, Ian Zeman; and granddaughter, Heather (Zeman) Sabel; as well as nine great-grandchildren: other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald Duane Zeman; sons, Garry Lea Zeman, Daniel Eugene Zeman and Paul Wayne Zeman; granddaughter, Martana Mae Zeman; and siblings, Leona “Lee” Clausen, Pvt. Everett Hanson USAR, Katherine “Katie” Ranten, Thelma Bunderson and Charles “Chuck” Hanson.

Visitation was from 4 p.m. until a time of service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Twohig Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St. Campbellsport. Interment was in Little Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, Black River Falls, alongside her husband, Gerald, and sons, Garry and Paul, during a private family graveside service.

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