Elaine H. Zak, 83, of Kenosha, died on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Wynwood Assisted Living.
A lifelong resident of Kenosha, she was born on December 14, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Mary Nemila. She attended local schools and was a 1948 graduate from Mary D. Bradford High School.
On Oct. 2, 1948, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Paul Zak. Elaine was a dedicated homemaker, and she enjoyed the time she was employed in the office with Nash-Kelvinator.
In her younger years, Elaine was a talented seamstress and liked to learn new crafting techniques and ideas. She played bingo and several dice games. Elaine enjoyed bird watching and international travel. She loved her trip to Greece and always dreamed of one day going to Tahiti. She was a life member of the Kenosha Bradford Alumni Association and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Auxiliary. Above all, she loved being with her granddaughter and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; her two children, Cheryl (Bruce) LaCount of Pleasant Prairie, and Michael (Adele) Zak of Kenosha; her beautiful granddaughter, Michelle (Jeff) Niedfeldt of Racine; and her two adoring great-grandchildren, Wynter Lillie and Jolie Jalayna Niedfeldt.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie Nemila; her brother, Bill Karges; her aunt, Irene and her cousin, Marianne.
Funeral Services were held on December 12, 2013, at 12 Noon at Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Interment followed in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.