Zant, Marcella


Died: December 4, 2012

Marcella B. Zant, 95, of Peoria, passed away at 12:25 P.M., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Buehler Home.

She was born May 18, 1917 in Peoria to Reinhard and Louise (Volz) Boehle. She married Russell T. Zant on May 20, 1939 in Chillicothe, IL. He died March 25, 1997 in Cottonwood, AZ.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 son Joseph Zant, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Surviving are her children; Bernard (Lori) Zant of Peoria, Dolores (Art) Kiesewetter of Metamora, Brother Louis Zant O.F.M. of Jamaica, Kenneth (Elaine) Zant of Hartsel, CO, Frederick Zant of Honolulu, HA, Cecilia (Fred) Colvin of Kasilof, AK; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Marcella was a cook at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Peoria until she retired in 1964. She was a former member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and it’s Ladies Altar and Rosary Society and Ladies Bowling League. She was a member of Catholic Women’s Apostolate –Germantown. She was also a parishioner of St. Philomena Catholic Church.

Marcella and Russell retired to Arizona in 1978. While in Arizona Marcella was an avid swimmer and hiker, and was the hiking leader for her group. She enjoyed visiting her family whenever possible. Everyone that knew her will miss her smile the most. She would light up a room with that smile.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Cremation will be accorded. Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Franciscan Mission Office 1615 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202-6400.

Schmidt Haller Burial & Cremation Services

1625 Candletree Dr.
Peoria, IL
Phone: 309-699-7208