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OBIT: Kathryn Zelenak

Kathryn Catilda Rizzo Zelenak, 96, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022 due to complications of a fall.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd with Pastor Paul Phillips, Pastor Jason Buchan, and Pastor Luke Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Floyd.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Kathryn was born to Carl and Savaria (Mosciaro) Rizzo on January 24, 1926 in Erie, Pennsylvania. She attended Jones Elementary School and graduated from Erie East High School in June 1944. Kathryn married Robert Zelenak in October of 1950, bearing two sons Michael and Joseph born on the same day 10 years apart.

She was employed by, formerly known as, Times Square Motors as a bookkeeper until her retirement. Kathryn also resided in Coupeville, Washington, Floyd, Iowa, and Green Valley, Arizona. She attended church at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd. She enjoyed watching game shows, Lawrence Welk, putting together picture puzzles, listening to Mollie B. Polka hour, and playing cards at the Senior Center in Charles City.

Kathryn is survived by her two sons, Michael (Cynthia) of Floyd and Joseph (Mary Ann) of Lakeville, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Christina (Jason) of Macomb, Michigan, Mike (Angela) of Osage, Jamie (Luke) of Gladstone, Missouri, Jessica of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nicholas of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Samantha of Minneapolis, Minnesota; seven great-grandchildren: Caleb, Justus, Daunte, Levi, Juda, Nora, and Emmy; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zelenak and brother, Salvatore of Coupeville, Washington.

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