MADISON /SUN PRAIRIE – Jeanne M. Zilm, age 72, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Monday, January 22, 2018. Jeanne was born on January 30, 1945 in Streator, IL to Joseph and Ella (McCasky) Vallazza. She married the love of her life Marty Zilm on July 31, 1965 in Toluca, IL. She graduated from Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal earning a BS and MS in Physical Education with an emphasis on Adaptive Physical Education. Jeanne began her career in LeRoy, IL and later taught for many years in the Sun Prairie school system. Jeanne enjoyed her career but especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Jeanne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Marty; children, Jenny (Darin) Curtis and Zach (Danielle); grandchildren, Zachary, Aliya, Bailey and Devin Curtis; brother, Jim (Joan) Vallazza; brother-in-law, Ken Schwiderski. She is now reunited with her parents and her ever-loving, sister, Joyce Schwiderski .
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at THE EAGLES CLUB, 2109 Bartillon Drive, Madison, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com
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