Marie L. Zehnder

January 24, 1935October 21, 2019

Marie Lofe Zehnder, 84, of West Palm Beach, died on Monday, October 21, 2019, after complications due to a fall. Her love for her family and deep faith in God gives her lasting peace as she passes into eternal life to meet her savior. She was born January 24, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was one of nine children and dearly loved her brothers and sisters. Marie married her high school sweetheart, Roger Zehnder, on January 15, 1954, was a devoted wife and was blessed with a loving family. Her most beloved role in life was "Mimi" and she played an active part in the lives of her grandchildren, Matthew, Rachael, Suzanne and Katelyn, as well as her four great-grandchildren. Marie had a kind and generous heart and was a blessing to everyone she knew. She was joyfully faithful to each role God entrusted to her and kept the faith until He called her home. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband Roger, her sisters Betty Squires of West Palm Beach, FL and Sally Smith (Eric) of Rochester, MI, her children Mark Zehnder (Louise) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Marcy Zehnder of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, her grandchildren Matthew Wilson (Lauren) of Oviedo, FL, Rachael Merritt (Jonathan) of Birmingham, AL, Suzanne Zehnder (Scott Porras) of Stuart, FL, and Katelyn Zehnder of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Visitation will be held from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Sunday, October 27, 2019. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00AM Monday, October 28. Graveside Service to follow. Ice Cream Social reception. All will be held at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33461 561-964-3772 ( In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in honor of Marie be made to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions, which held a special place in Marie's heart (


  • Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 28, 2019


Marie L. Zehnder

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Bob Stephens

October 26, 2019

Dear Marie, I think the importance of life is to leave a legacy. Legacy is planting a garden that you get to view from afar. And that you have! You influenced my life since the day you and Mom were on the steps of the skating rink at First Baptist Church when I said Tracie wasn't going to be my wife and you chuckled and said, "Really, we've prayed about it. yes you are!". 37 years later, I have the privilege to say, You were right. She still is my Bride. Thank you for Being You.
Roger, thank you for teaching me the definition of demeanor . I have always strived to be the Man you are.
Marcy. What can I say? You have always had your Mother's smile. More importantly you have her tenacity. You've accevied success many men wont. I can only think it is because you are the offspring of a beautiful couple.
I cant Express my sorrow in hearing the news of Marie inheriting Heaven but know SHE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. Much Love, the Stephens.

Colleen ROLAND

October 24, 2019

My sweet Aunt Marie - you were such a big part of my early years and you made me feel so special. I thank our Heavenly father that our lives intersected. Peace is now yours. I will continue to pray for my Uncle Roger and your family.