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Alice M. Zelenda

February 26, 1908 March 21, 2010
Alice M. Zelenda
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Obituary for Alice M. Zelenda

PEORIA-Alice M. Zelenda, 102, of Peoria, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Manor Care at Riverview (Heartland Health Care) in East Peoria. Alice was born in Lone Tree, IA to Michael F. and Anna M. Kolda Simitz on Feb. 26, 1908. She married Joseph Zelenda, Jr. on July 26, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, IA. He passed away on May 6, 1984 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert J. Zelenda, daughter-in-law, Virginia Zelenda, one great-granddaughter, Diane Lynn Gebhardt, two step grandsons, Gail and Frank Blumenshine, one sister and three brothers. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Jo (Richard) Gebhardt of Peoria; four grandsons; three step grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. She was employed by the Linn County Abstract Company in Cedar Rapids for several years. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and at the present time, she was president of the Resident’s Association at Manor Care. She was a former member of the church’s First Friday Club and Ladies Auxiliary of the Transportation Club of Peoria. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Scripture Service at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philomena School Endowment Fund, Hospice Compassus in Peoria or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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