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Mavis M Zitzelsberger
Sept. 8, 1927 - Nov. 24, 2022
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
11:30 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
12:45 pm
St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery
Cnty C
Kloten, WI 53014
Mavis M Zitzelsberger
Chilton, WI

Mavis Mae Zitzelsberger, age 95, of Chilton, died on November 24, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  She was born on September 8, 1927, daughter of the late Arnold and Elda Backhaus.  She married Norbert Zitzelsberger on August 6, 1947, and together they had five children.

Mavis enjoyed keeping herself busy with gardening, sewing, quilting, reading and genealogy.  Along with being a wife and mother, she also owned and operated several businesses with Norbert.  She wrote her own cookbook for family and friends, and traveled to libraries and court houses across Wisconsin to do the research to write an extensive genealogical book about her family and their ancestors titled: The Gessner & Backhaus Family History 1822-2012.

Mavis is survived by her children: James “Jim” Zitzelsberger (special friend, Sandy Nuss), Norbert “Norb” (Mary) Zitzelsberger, and Elaine (Bud) Durman; eleven grandchildren: Joseph, Aaron, and Trevor Zitzelsberger, Dennis and Ian Koehler, Andrew, Nathan, Matthew, Joshua, and Clinton Gehl, and Angela Bruening; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter; and two sisters: Marian White and Doris Frost.

Mavis was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; two children: Janet (Keith) Bohn and Michael Zitzelsberger; her parents: Arnold and Elda Backhaus; and siblings: Margaret (Harold) Langkabel, Mildred (Art) Gerpoltz, and Robert (Lila) Backhaus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 am on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main Street) in Chilton.  Friends may call from 10:00 am until 11:15 am at the church on the day of the service.  A committal service will take place at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Kloten following church services. To watch a recording of the service, see a memorial video in honor of Mavis, or view flowers given to the family, please click HERE
Mavis took good care of us...she cooked the most delicious food...every christmas she would bake two dozen perfect sugar cookies and place them in a shoe box with tissue paper. I have fond memories hanging out with Norb eating all her delicious dishes...ox tail soup...liver sausage. Mavis was a kind and generous women.all my love to the family...especially my long lost little brother Norbert Z.

Tracy Engler (my adopted younger brother NORB Z) - Dec. 3, 2022


Mavis took good care of us...she cooked the most delicious food...every christmas she would bake two dozen perfect sugar cookies and place them in a shoe box with tissue paper. I have fond memories hanging out with Norb eating all her delicious dishes...ox tail soup...liver sausage. Mavis was a kind and generous women.all my love to the family...especially my long lost little brother Norbert Z.

Tracy Engler (my adopted younger brother NORB Z) - Dec. 3, 2022


She was a lovely lady. As kids, it was nice when we could get together and visit. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Joanne Dennis (Niece) - Nov. 30, 2022


Mrs Z was always nice to me, I remember being at her home, enjoying good times with her daughter Elaine. She was a good woman.

Barb Moore (Friend) - Nov. 27, 2022


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