Leslie A. Zuelsdorf

  • Born: September 1, 1950
  • Died: October 14, 2019
  • Location: Mayville, Wisconsin

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Mayville, WI 53050

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Leslie A. Zuelsdorf, 69 of Mayville, unexpectedly, passed away October 14, 2019 at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc.

She was born September 1, 1950 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edgar and Kathryn (Atkinson) Price. She was raised in Waukesha and graduated from Waukesha High School (now Waukesha South). She graduated from Doctors Hospital School of X-Ray and was a X-ray technician. She married James Zuelsdorf on August 1, 1970 in Waukesha WI and then made Mayville their home.

With no opportunities to be an X-ray technician in Mayville, she worked as a clerk at the Coast-to-Coast and later Ace Hardware stores. She also had the privilege to be hired at St. John's Lutheran School in Mayville. First as an aide then after she completed more schooling she became the 4 year old Pre-K teacher.. She also developed the 3 year old Pre-K program. She served there a total of 31 years. She drew students from as far away as Oakfield, Horicon, and Hartford. Beyond loving her immediate and extended families she loved each and every child she had the honor to teach.

Since leaving St. John's she has spent her time spoiling her three grandchildren. She fiercely loved her family and would do anything for them. She was close to her sisters and their families, spending time at the Price family camp at Seul Choix Point, Michigan. She was most happy when she was surrounded by those she loved.

Leslie is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Zuelsdorf, her daughter Lisa (Ed) Hirnschall and their son Noah, her son Michael Zuelsdorf and his daughters Madeline and Charlize. She is further survived by her sisters, Nannette (Ben) Loucks, Renee (Tim Sr.) Harris and their children , and Michelle (Gary) Metzger and their daughter, Her Mother-in-law Rosemond Zuelsdorf Brother-in-Law Thomas (Patty) Zuelsdorf and their children and sisters-in-law Jill (Craig) Borgardt and their son and Heidi Luehring and her daughter, her Aunt Nancy Atkinson and 3 cousins Mary, Cathy, and Jenny, her best friend Sue (Roger) Williams, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law Jerome Zuelsdorf, nephew John Borgardt, and brother-in-law Lester Luehring and Uncle John Atkinson.

Funeral Services for Leslie will take place on Sunday, October 20 at 4 p.m. at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Visitation will take place from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. at the church in Horicon. Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Mayville.

The family would like to thank the doctors and ICU nurses at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Prohealth for their care and compassion.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to Jim, Lisa and Michael and the rest of the family. I last saw Leslie about 4 months ago and she insisted I come visit sometime. What a terrible shock to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. :-(

Posted by Debbie Metke - Milwaukee, WI   October 28, 2019

Our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Zuelsdorf and Price families on the passing of Leslie.

Posted by Jan Kolek - New Berlin, WI - Acquaintance   October 20, 2019

A person that always had a great smile and laugh for you when saw her. Leslie and her family made our time in Mayville special.

Posted by Jon Nedelcoff - Oregon, WI - friend   October 20, 2019

So Sorry for your loss. Leslie was a wonderful person with love in her heart. Prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Raynard Huppert - Lincoln, NE - Friend   October 19, 2019

Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Posted by Ellie Sokoly - KESHENA, WI - Friend   October 17, 2019

"I am so very sorry for your loss. May God keep you all in His embrace in this difficult time and give you all the comfort you need. Leslie was such a gem and touched the hearts of sooo many people."

Posted by Laura Frink - Rapid City, SD - Family Friend   October 17, 2019

Micki our deepest condolences to you and your family. No words spoken can take your sorrow away. Sending love.

Posted by Alice Benning - Franklin, WI - Coworker   October 16, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Leslie was such a great fun loving friend. She had a great love for her family, friends and kids she taught in school. We were so fortunate as a family to have Leslie teach all of our kids @ St. John's School. Leslie will be greatly missed

Posted by Wendy Pluedeman - Eagle River, WI - Friend   October 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Jim and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Barb Larsen - Mayville, WI - Friend   October 16, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Tim and Tammy
Becker, (friends of Tim and Renae)

Posted by Tim and Tammy Becker - Wales, WI - Family Friend   October 16, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Zuelsdorf and Price families.

Posted by Chris Holt - Cambridge, WI - Friend   October 16, 2019

Rest in Peace , John Salgado H.S classmate and OPC member.

Posted by John Salgado - Oconomowoc, WI - Classmate   October 16, 2019

The thirteen years we spent in Mayville were great years - the staff of St. John's were a tremendous blessing to the families in and around Mayville. Leslie was an intricate part of that staff. We recognized her gifts from the Lord and her sharing of love through the Gospel message in her classroom and among the staff. Our Christian sympathies to the family, We would like to come to say goodbye but our health issues prevent that.

Posted by Richard & JoAnne Hackbarth - Saint Joseph, MI   October 16, 2019

So very sorry to all the Zuelsdorf and Price families for your loss. May God comfort you as you mourn Leslie's passing.

Posted by Dan & Lois Buchta - Mayville, WI - Acquaintance   October 16, 2019

I never knew Leslie personally but I have had the wonderful opportunity to get close with her daughter Lisa. Lisa had told me so many wonderful things about her mom and from Lisa I have learned how much of a caring, wonderful, compassionate person she was. I can tell she was the kind of grandparent that would do anything for her grandkids and kids. She was a wonderful person who will be missed by many

Posted by Aleesha Mendez - Acquaintance   October 16, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Zuelsdorf and Price families. Leslie was a wonderful God gifted person. She had touched many hearts.

Posted by Sig and Linda Semrau - Mayville, WI - Friend   October 16, 2019

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