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KEWANEE - Wilma T. Zelnio Warren, 91, a resident of the Hillcrest Home in rural Geneseo, formerly of Kewanee, died at 11:07 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 20th at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Fr. John Burns will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in East Moline, followed by a luncheon at the American Legion in Milan, IL. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Hillcrest Nursing Home.
She was born April 8, 1927 in Newton, IA, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Henning) Reynolds. She was first married to Edmund Zelnio on February 11, 1950 and he preceded her in death on February 10, 1970. She then married Don Warren on March 28, 1981 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on December 17, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents and twelve siblings. She is survived by three sons, Greg (Judy) Zelnio of Davenport, IA, Ed (Sally) Zelnio of Kettering, OH, and Mark (Marcia) Zelnio of Bloomington, IL, a daughter, Sandra (Phil) Theesfeld of Kewanee, eighteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three step-daughters, Sherrie (Rick) Matuszyk and Jill (Joe) Matuszyk, both of Kewanee and Debbie (Jeff) Pierson of Red Oak, IA.
Faith and family were most important to Wilma. She looked forward to family holidays and vacations.
Wilma had attended schools in Rock Island. She and her husband Edmund had operated the Galva Hotel, Galva Pool Hall and JUG during the 60’s and 70’s. She had also worked at E.W. Houghton Lumber Yard as a bookkeeper and as a cashier at Walmart. She had been a member of St. John Parish Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, camping in Michigan and playing cards with her brothers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Wilma will be dearly missed by her family and friends, until we all meet again.