Jocelyn Zieske, age 97, of New Ulm, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died on May 13, 2013, at Rideway on German in New Ulm.
Jocelyn Zieske, age 97, of New Ulm, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died on May 13, 2013, at Rideway on German in New Ulm. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church, Sleepy Eye. Funeral services will be held at the Faith United Methodist Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Josh Doughty. Interment will be at the Lamberton Cemetery, rural Lamberton. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com
Jocelyn Amelia Leona Zieske was born on November 17, 1915 in Redwood County, MN the daughter of August & Eva (Hammond) Boelke. She grew up and attended school in Lamberton. Jocelyn married Fred Zieske on February 14, 1934 at Methodist Episcopal Church in Lamberton. After marriage they farmed 6 miles northeast of Lamberton for several years before moving to Sleepy Eye in 1941. Fred preceded her in death on October 15, 1981. Jocelyn worked at Haas Press, Del Monte Foods, Sleepy Eye Public School's kitchen and the Orchid Inn. She married Dan Sasse on January 20, 1990 in Sleepy Eye. The couple made their home in Sleepy Eye. Dan preceded her in death on September 16, 1998. She was an active member of Brown County Home Extension, Church Circle, Square Dancing and Card Clubs. She loved to sew and garden.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Trebesch of New Ulm, Marion Rolloff of New Ulm, 6 grandchildren; Danny Buggert, Kari Buggert, Clark (Kim) Trebesch, Patricia (Joey) Zupfer, Eva (Joel) Carlson, Eric (Jen) Rolloff, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Fred Zieske and Dan Sasse, daughter, Janice Buggert and son-in-law, James Rolloff.