Theresa Rose Zastrow, 86, of Arcadia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 3, 2021, under the care of St. Croix Home Hospice.
Theresa was born in Buffalo County on June 4, 1935 to La Verne and Clara (Thompson) Wieland. She was united in marriage to Raymond Zastrow on February 22, 1952 at Lyster Lutheran Church, rural Alma. Ray and Theresa built a busy home full of love, laughter and 17 children. Theresa loved to grow flowers and plants, play cards, and embroider quilts for her children and grandchildren. Theresa also loved to bake, and was well known for her apple pies, cookies and pumpkin bars. Outside of her home, Theresa was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she volunteered with the Women of the ELCA. She also was a past President and Vice President of the local Aid Association for Lutherans Chapter. She very much enjoyed spending time with her family and reconnecting with extended family at family reunions. Her bright smile and caring demeanor will be forever cherished by her children.
Theresa is survived by her daughters: Paulette (Robert) Rippley of Arizona, Lorna (Paul) Weaver of Arcadia, Karen Unser of Durand, Dawn (Dan) Frahm of Dodge, Sandra (Mark) Frahm of Dodge, Jayne (Patrick) Meier of Winona, and Dana (Jon) Peterson of Arcadia; sons: Michael of Arcadia, Warren of Durand, Richard (Heather) of Arcadia, Brian (Teresa Bauer) of Arcadia; Neil (Joni Faustino) of Winona, Eldon (Cathy Purdy) of Arcadia; and Bradley of Dodge; 31 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters: Diane Bernicke of Texas, Carol (Gilbert) Arnoldy of Nelson, and Barbara (Kenneth) Unser of Eau Galle; brother: Roger Wieland of Menomonie; sisters-in-law: Betty Wieland of Nelson and Twylah Wieland of Amery; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sons: Raymond, Jr., Linus, and a baby in infancy; brothers: Duane Wieland and La Verne Wieland, Jr.; grandson: Joseph Unser; granddaughter: Melanie Zastrow; and sons-in-law: George Wantlin and John Unser.
Funeral Services for Theresa will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Christ Lutheran Church, Arcadia with Reverend David Johnson officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, October 8th, at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday at church. Burial will be in Glencoe Lutheran Cemetery, rural Arcadia.