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Rosetta "Rosie" Zorn

September 14, 1928 — January 31, 2018

Rosetta "Rosie" Zorn, 89, of Oshkosh passed away Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018 at the Regional West Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oshkosh with Brenda Tophoj, PMA officiating,

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Zorn family.

Family and friends can leave condolences at

Rosie (Rosetta) was born in Julesburg, CO on September 14, 1928 to Niels and Glyde (Polley) Nielson. She grew up in the Nebraska Sandhills as part of a large, loving family with six sisters and two brothers.

She married Glen Raymond Zorn on June 8, 1947, and to this union four children were born: Ron, Glenda, Lillian, and Darrell. The family lived in Lewellen and Sedgwick, Colorado and returned to Oshkosh to raise their family. Glen passed away October 19, 1993, and Rosie continued working at the Garden County Hospital, which she loved.

Rosie and Glen were members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. Rosie enjoyed playing cards and was involved in various card clubs. She also enjoyed embroidery and quilting and made many sets of tea towels for new brides and quilts for new babies, as they came along.  Rosie loved to travel. She was able to visit Germany, Korea, England, Africa, and several places in the US.  One of her favorite road trips was driving a U-haul truck with Glen by her side to deliver a Model A to her son-in-law in Virginia. She and Glen also enjoyed tent camping with the kids and traveling in their little RV throughout the states.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters and her husband, Glen.

She is survived by her children, Ron (Bonnie) Zorn, Glenda (Don) Schoch, Lillian (Pete) Covella and Darrell (Laurie) Zorn; seven grandchildren:  Chris Zorn, Greg Zorn, Christie Hamlet, Maria Covella, Kathryn Covella, Wendi Hughes and David Zorn; 10 Great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, and 3 sisters; Inez Cohen of Portland, Oregon, Irene Harmonson of Ogallala, and Gladys Benzing of Longview, Texas.


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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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