Mary Ziebell

Date of Death: Nov 07, 2020
Mary Ziebell

1934 - 2020

Mary Ziebell, 86, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Mary was born September 27, 1934 in Waupun, the daughter of Alfred and Olive Fairbanks Zuehls. Mary attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1952. She furthered her education by going to cosmetology school and later received her Licensed Practical Nurse certificate. In 1955 Mary married Robert Born in Waupun and later Ken Ziebell. She was employed at Waupun Memorial Hospital and later Beaver Dam Community Hospital from which she retired. Mary had a great disposition. She was very upbeat and enjoyed the outdoors with many walks in the Horicon Marsh. She also had a great fondness for her cats. In her younger years she enjoyed trap shooting and hunting. Mary was a member of Waupun United Methodist Church.

Mary is survived by three sons: Lester (Janene) Born of Piedmont, SD, Bill (Corinne) Born of Waupun, and Dan (Kathleen) Born of Pardeeville; a daughter, Kathleen Nitschke (Jim Madden) of Beaver Dam; 14 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and her life-time friends, Mary Winters and Jack O’Hara.

Mary was preceded in death by her husbands: Robert Born and Ken Ziebell; a daughter, Susan Koehler; a sister, Ruth Zuehls whom Mary had a fondness for and took care of; a granddaughter; and her favorite canine companion, Buttons.


A private family service for Mary Ziebell will take place.

Special Thanks

The family would like to thank The Christian Homestead caregivers for the excellent care given to Mary.



  1. I so enjoyed talking to your mom while at work. She will be missed.

  2. Star Holewinski Says: November 16, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Mary will be missed by our family my mother has suffered a dear loss I will always remember how they laughed when they where together. How did these two women share life long friendship. Amazing Mary was a quality woman , My mother was so blessed when
    she met Mary’s parents and then met Mary they where such quality . May you rest in peace Mary you sure have earned it . My mother and all of her children will miss so much just as your parents have been missed Until we meet again Peace From the family of Mary Winter

  3. Desirae Says: June 30, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    My condolences I was Mary’s next door neighbor and went to high school with her grandsons Luke and Chad, she was like a second grandmother to me during my high school years. Mary was a bright light shining in this often dark world and I will miss her dearly and I offer you my condolences. I just thought of her and looked her up and was dismayed to learn she had passed.

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