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Mariella Zettle

Mariella Zettle, 84, Forreston, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Presence St. Joseph Center, Freeport.

Mariella was born on May 6, 1929 in Freeport the daughter of Verl and Margaret (Furray) Barmore.

She married Emmerson “Zeke” Zettle on May 16, 1946 in Rochelle. He died on Dec. 27, 2007.

Mariella worked as a bookkeeper at Kaney and Sweetwood Furniture.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Forreston, and the Forreston American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed working on her crafts.

Mariella was awarded the key to the Village of Forreston.

Survivors include three sons, Richard (Mary) Zettle, Forreston, Robert (Barbara) Zettle, Rockford, and Eugene (Joan) Zettle, Winnebago; daughter, Marcia (LaVerne Duitsman) Brockmeier, Forreston; two brothers, James (Sharon) Barmore, Cedarville, and John (Bonnie) Barmore, Orangeville; a sister, Joan (Lee) Patterson, Orangeville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mariella was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at First Methodist United Methodist Church, Forreston. Pastor David Poust officiated.

Visitation was Wednesday, March 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston. Burial services were Thursday, March 13 at Sunset Cemetery, Orangeville.

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