Carol Lois King Zickert, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Sept. 9, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI., following a short battle from Covid complications.
Carol was born Sept. 16, 1947, to Elgar and Hilda King (Dolasa). She was the 7 th of 8 children. Carol wasa devoted mother, proud grandmother, loving wife and dedicated friend. Carol enjoyed spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren) and friends. She loved bowling, attending dinner theaters, spa days, sitting in her pergola, playing sudoku and of course her famous Easter egg tree. The grandchildren will never forget the 700-800 plastic Easter egg hunts grandma did for them. She was the heart of the family and will be missed dearly. Anyone that crossed Carols path easily became a life-long friend. She was so kind, giving, always smiling, socializing and was compassionate by nature. She had a deep love for her family and friends.
Carol worked as a waitress at the Wildcat Inn for 25 years and at the IGA deli for 28 years, making the best sandwiches. She enjoyed working with people and made so many friends over the years. She was united in marriage to Gordon Zickert on April 8 th , 1967 (54 years) at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville.
She is survived by her husband Gordon Zickert; her son Todd Zickert (Dawn), daughter Michelle Kranz (Joe), stepson Kevin Zickert (Judy) all of Neillsville; her grandchildren Derek Zickert of Oshkosh, Bekkah Zickert of Denver, Alycia Zickert of Stevens Point, Vanessa Zickert of Winona, Lane Kranz and Tye Kranz of Neillsville; her brothers William “Bill” King of Berlin, Maynard “Bautch” (Shirley) King and Donald “Duke” (Marilyn) King of Neillsville; her brother-in-law Dean (Ann) Zickert and her sister-in-law Mary Ann Zickert both of Neillsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Janice King Armstrong, brothers Harry King, Melvin King and Eugene King, brother-in-law’s Ronnell Zickert, Ivan Zickert, and Jerry Armstrong, sister-in-law’s Janet King and Esther King.
Funeral services for Carol will be held on Sept. 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Chad Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, September 17th at Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to Carol’s family for a memorial decided on at a later date.
Online condolences can be made at www.geschefh.com.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service helped Carol’s family with the funeral arrangements.
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