OBITUARY

Mary Frances Rose Zehnder

June 10, 1938March 2, 2018

Mary Frances Rose Zehnder, 79, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away March 2, 2018. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 10, 1938. Mary Frances graduated from Immaculata High School in Chicago, IL, and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree from Mundelein College in Chicago, IL. She married Donald M. Zehnder on September 19, 1959. Mary Frances worked in the Collections department of her family owned business, Diversified Consultants. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Lay Ministry. She enjoyed spending her time gardening, reading, decorating, watching TV dramas, and going on cruises. Mary Frances was predeceased by her son, Mark. Mary Frances is survived by her husband, Donald, and her children, Jeanne, Jennifer, and Christopher, and her sister-in-law, Julie. She also leaves to cherish her memory her grandchildren, David, DJ, Gabrielle, Ashley, Nicholas, Benjamin, Nicole, and Jordan, and her great grandchildren, Bella, Mason, Payton, and Noah. Mary Frances is so dearly loved by her family and friends, and she will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Friday, March 16, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11665 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225. A private service for the family will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills, 850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL, 32225. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald Zehnder, Husband
  • Her children, Jeanne, Jennifer, and Christopher, and her sister-in-law, Julie.

    She also leaves to cherish her memory her grandchildren, David, DJ, Gabrielle, Ashley, Nicholas, Benjamin, Nicole, and Jordan, and her great grandchildren, Bella, Mason, Payton, and Noah.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Frances Rose Zehnder

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Betsy & Terry Williams

March 8, 2018

Don and Family,
We know heaven is a more beautiful place with "Angel Mary" in their midst. She was a beautiful lady. It has been our honor to have known such a wonderful person in our lifetime. Our prayers and hearts are with each of you.

Love Friends,
Betsy & Terry Williams

JULIE ZEHNDER

March 8, 2018

This is so very sad, and I am still in shock, dear Sis. I was so excited to hear, that morning, that you came through the surgery well, and I was so happy for my bro. Then later in the day, his call to me, was such a shock, that you had passed. I know you are now, with Mark, your beautiful son and my loving nephew and I also know you are now with your friends who have passed before you, , your parents, our family members who have gone to God. We are here feeling such a loss. I will pray for Don, every day and night, that he will be able to handle his grief. I love you and will continue to pray for Don, Jeanne, Chris and Jen. May God bless your soul dear Sis!!!

Debbie Phelps

March 8, 2018

The first time I met Fran was when both Don and she came back to MI to meet with a group of friends and I was invited to join in and I came along with Julie. We went to Zehnders and had lunch and walked around the town shopping and sharing each other's company. On the way home we shared intimate feelings on the loss of our children and how it affected us both. I will never forget that day and I was happy to have shared it with her and Don. May she rest in Peace and may God continue to bless the family with strength and peace knowing she is in His hands where no pain or sorrow exist.

Sal Turso

March 8, 2018

Mary would always post beautiful pictures each day on FB. They brightened my day everyday and I will truly miss them.
Mary always had a smile and kind word for all!
Rest In Peace

David and Doreen Costa

March 7, 2018

This world is darker since Mary's passing. She walked in light, love and happiness to all who knew her. She will be missed greatly.

Cindy Birchbauer

March 6, 2018

Will miss our cruise buddy,Maryfran.So happy to have spent our last cruise in November with her and Don,10 days of fun.Maryfran had a great sense of dry humor and always had me busting out laughing.What a sweet gal.
R.I.P. dear friend.Bob and I will miss you greatly,rest in Jesus arms now.

Donna Collins

March 4, 2018

Will miss Mary walking her dog and our little chit chats. Miss being on face book. RIP, will truly be missed as part of my circle of friends.

FROM THE FAMILY