Annie Zeiset, homemaker,had 178 great-grandchildren

By on June 15, 2011

Annie Martin (Wenger) Zeiset, 87, of East Earl, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at her home.

Born in Vogansville, she was the daughter of the late Walter Z. and Lizzie B. (Martin) Wenger. Her husband, Phares M. Zeiset, died Oct. 9, 1996.

Annie was a homemaker and a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are 14 children: Lizzie W., wife of John W. Horst, of Lyons, N.Y.; Ella W., widow of Henry Martin, of Arbela, Mo.; Mary W., wife of Alvin Good, of Memphis, Mo.; Allen W., husband of Esther (Oberholtzer) Zeiset, of East Earl; Elmer W., husband of Emma Arlene (High) Zeiset, of Savannah, N.Y.; Anna W., wife of Luke Zimmerman, of Ephrata; John W., husband of Verna (Good) Zeiset, of Knox City, Mo.; Emma W., wife of Leroy Martin, of Denver; Walter W., husband of Ruth Ann (Weaver) Zeiset, of Manheim; Ervin W., husband of Mildred (Becker) Zeiset, of East Earl; Phares M., Jr., husband of Janice (Weaver) Zeiset, of East Earl; Edwin W., husband of Karen (Retallack) Zeiset, of New Holland; Edna W., wife of Willis Martin, of Ephrata; and Raymond W., husband of Marian (Sauder) Zeiset, of Millersburg; a son-in-law: Loren M., husband of Linda (Martin) Martin; and the late Vera (Zeiset) Martin, of Port Byron, N.Y.; 82 grandchildren; 178 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Levi, husband of Rebecca (Good) Wenger, of Winter Park, Fla.; and Martin, husband of the late Lena (Martin) Wenger, of Leola; a sister: Hettie, wife of the late Enos Zimmerman, of Ephrata; two sisters-in-law: Anna, wife of the late Menno Wenger; and Hettie: wife of the late John Wenger.

Preceding her in death are two daughters: Verna Zeiset and Vera (Zeiset) Martin; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers: Harvey, Joseph, Menno and John Wenger; and two sisters: Mary and Lydia Wenger.

Funeral services were held June 13 at Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements were made by Groff-High Funeral Home.

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