Frances M. Zuroske, 87 of Albion, NE, died Monday, February 29, 2016 at Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery at Fullerton, NE. Visitation will be 9:30-10:00 a.m. Saturday, at the church with a 10:00 a.m. scripture service and rosary. A social time and lunch will follow in the church basement from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Frances Marguerite Zuroske, daughter of Charles William and Dora Irene (Reynoldson) Porter, was born August 22, 1928 near Albion, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE, attended rural Plum Center District #9 east of Cedar Rapids, NE and graduated from Albion High School in 1946. Following high school, she worked in the Boone County Court House as a stenographer, before moving to Fremont, NE where she worked in a savings and loan.
On December 28, 1953, Frances married John Thomas Zuroske at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE. They made their home on a farm in the Loup Valley southwest of Fullerton, NE where John grew up. The couple was blessed when they had the opportunity to adopt their son, Mark Alan, in 1965. Frances was a homemaker, spending much of her time using a skill she learned in 4-H, sewing. Along with being an excellent seamstress, she was a very talented artist, producing many beautiful oil paintings over the years.
Frances and John moved to a house in Fullerton in 2004 and relocated to Albion, NE in 2011 where they made their home at the Samaritan Estates.
Frances was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fullerton and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion. She was a member and past-president of St. Peter’s Altar Society, a member of the Pleasant Valley Extension Club and the Fullerton Delineation Art Club. Besides sewing and painting, she also enjoyed spending time in her vegetable garden, growing beautiful flowers and playing bridge.
She is survived by her husband John of Albion, NE; two sisters: Marie Hippel of Columbus, NE; Twyla Schnieder of Davey, NE; two sisters-in-law: Norma Porter of Albion, NE and Betty Porter of Tucson, AZ; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; son Mark in 2011; and two brothers Joe and Charles.