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Mary Helen Zander-Tilley

March 2, 1938 November 8, 2019
Mary Helen Zander-Tilley
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Obituary for Mary Helen Zander-Tilley

CROSS PLAINS- Mary Helen Zander-Tilley, age 81, of Cross Plains, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Ingleside Manor. She was born on March 2, 1938, in Lodi, the daughter of Clarence and R. Helen (Costello) Ryan.

Mary married Daniel "Boone" Zander on Oct. 12, 1957, and together they had three daughters. On June 15, 1991, she married her second husband, Henry Charles Tilley.

Mary's whole life was customer service and she loved talking with people. She was funny and loved to make people laugh. Mary enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and was proud of being a great-grandmother.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Barbara (John) Stafford, Helen (Keith) Nelson and Jane (Alan) Shoepp; grandchildren, Daniel, Benjamin, Samantha, Catherine, Taylor, Abigail and Jackson; great-grandchildren, Liam, Inari, Everly, and twins, Camila and Lucia; sister, Catherine "Katy" Zander; brother, Jim (Joan) Ryan; any many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Boone and Henry; and her twin brother, E. Michael (Della) Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2947 Thinnes St., Cross Plains, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Thursday.

In honor of her family members, memorials may be made in Mary's name to Huntington's Disease Society of America at hdsa.org, Autism Speaks at autismspeaks.org or Camila Chacon - The Cure Starts Now at https://www.gofundme.com/experiences-for-camila.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Cross Plains
Funeral & Cremation Care
2421 Church Street
(608) 798-3141


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Nov

10:00 AM 11/14/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Cross Plains)

2947 Thinnes Street
Cross Plains, WI 53528

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Cross Plains)
2947 Thinnes Street Cross Plains 53528 WI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

14

Nov

11:00 AM 11/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Cross Plains)

2947 Thinnes Street
Cross Plains, WI 53528

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Cross Plains)
2947 Thinnes Street Cross Plains 53528 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cross Plains, WI 53528

Cross Plains 53528 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Camila Chacon - The Cure Starts Now

Autism Speaks

Huntington's Disease Society of America

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