Mary Anne Zoelle

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December 4, 1942 ~ November 27, 2017

Mary Anne Zoelle, 74, Sioux Falls, formerly Brandon, died Monday, November 27, 2017, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

A Celebration of Life for her family and friends is Friday, December 1, 2017, from, 5-7pm, with a short public prayer service at 7pm, at Heartland Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Mary Anne Schulz was born December 4, 1942, in Farmington, MN, to Roland and Dorothy (Kunz) Schulz. She was raised in Farmington and graduated from High School there before attending St. Mary’s in Rochester. On October 10, 1964, Mary Anne married Frank Zoelle. The couple moved to Sioux Falls and then to Brandon, to raise their four children. Mary Anne worked at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls for over 30 years as a nurse, before retiring in 2001. She also studied at USD for her Masters and then for her PHD.

Mary Anne and Frank loved to spend their summers in Park Rapids at their lake cabin and then a month in the winters in Aspen, CO. Occasionally, they would make their way to Kona, HI, for a short stay as well. Mary Anne was an advocate for activity. She loved to exercise, kayak, windsurfing, snow skiing (even as a ski instructor), gardening, and cooking for any occasion for her family. Mary Anne adored her family and spending time at her pool with the kids and their friends, made for many wonderful memories. She had a caring and giving heart and was always teaching or educating those around her whether they were support group friends, students, or her Bridge Club group.

Mary Anne was a long time member of Risen Savior Catholic Church, Brandon, attended St. Therese Church, Sioux Falls, and the Parkinson’s Support Group at Avera Fitness Center, Sioux Falls.

Mary Anne will be deeply missed by her four children, Tony (Sara), Sheldon, IA, Kelly, Nathan, and Heather (Chaun) Brison, all of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren, Taylor (Emily), Kelsey, Alex, Maddison, Rogan, and Rylie; one great-grandchild, Savannah; one brother, Jerry (Sandy) Schulz, St. Paul, MN; a brother-in law, David Zoelle; and one niece, Dana Zoelle.

Mary Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; and her parents.

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3 Responses to “Mary Anne Zoelle”

  • Douglas & Kathryn Ravnholdt:

    We will miss Mary Anne. Sad to learn she passed.
    Frank was my best friend way back in grade school at Eden Prairie. We roomed together at Winona State. During that time Mary Anne became our best friend too. They stopped for an overnight, many times, at our house in Parker, CO on their way to Aspen. Many fun get togethers.
    Pease and love
    Douglas

  • Michele Johnson:

    Tony, Nate, Kelly and Heather,

    Your mom was an amazing lady and we are sad to learn that she has passed. Prayers of peace for each of you in the coming days.

    Peace,
    Michele & Grant Johnson
    Ed and Barbara Stapf
    Joel and Rita Stapf

  • Earlene Erickson Larson:

    When your mom was a nurse at the V A my grandpa was there. She let me sneak our dog in to see him a few times at night. I was so thankful for her “blind” eye. She was wonderful ❤️

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