Marlene Zima, 84, of Schuyler, died Monday, November 29, 2021, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.
Funeral Service Friday, December 3, 2021 10:30 A.M.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Schuyler Rev. Day Hefner, Officiating
Visitation Thursday 4-7 P.M. Kracl Funeral Chapel
Visitation Friday 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the church
Committal in the Schuyler Cemetery
Lunch following in the church hall
Memorials to the Schuyler Cemetery
Marlene was born July 4, 1937, in Schuyler, to Edward and Dorothy (Steppat) Posvar. She attended school in Butler County and graduated from Linwood High School. In High School she worked in the telephone office in Schuyler. On August 20, 1955, she married Adrain Zima at St. John's Lutheran Church in Schuyler. Married for 59 years, they lived in Denver for a short time and returned to Linwood where they farmed until 2004, when they moved to Schuyler. Marlene helped on the farm and later worked at Jack and Jill and Didiers Grocery Stores in Schuyler. She belonged to the Linwood Extension Club and was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Schuyler. Her family fondly remembers her "dessert making" magic, especially four layer cake, peach pie and her famous cream cheese brownies. Marlene was an avid HUSKER fan and she and Adrian loved polka dancing and an occasional jitterbug.
Surviving Marlene are her children; Debra (David) Faltys of Kearney, Missouri, Sue (Bob) Healy of Linwood, Scott (Jodi) Zima of Junction City, Kansas, six grandchildren; Jennifer Faltys (Jameson) Rinehart, Tracey Faltys (Anthony) Richard, Brian Healy, Katie Healy (Ryan) Vavrina, Myla and Jaydon Zima, four great-grandchildren; Jonathon, Kayla Lily and Maggie Rinehart and sister-in-law Margaret Zima of David City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adrian in 2014, brother Bob Posvar and brother-in-law Don Zima.