Carol Zuhlke, 81, Dalton

March 28, 2019

Carol J. Zuhlke, 81, of Dalton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Paoli, the daughter of Ernest and Iona (Niemeyer) Ebneter. She graduated from Portage High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to Raymond Zuhlke on Sept. 15, 1956. With her husband, they ran the family farm from 1958 until 2005. Carol was a corrections officer for 17 years. She enjoyed collecting flow blue dishes, attending horse shows with her children, going to garage sales, gardening, canning, the casino and euchre club.

Survivors include son Ronald (Susan) Zuhlke; daughters, Sandra Padgett and Dana (Don) Dittberner; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Udell, Clint (Bobbi) McMillan, Jake Venechuk, Kyle Venechuk (Angela Watts), Valerie (Kyle) Jenkins, Laura (Randy) Ruck, and Ashley Zuhlke; nine-great grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Wyatt, Kylie, Sawyer, Henry, Riley, Jolee, and Aayla; sister Judy Ebneter; brother-in-law Leonard Zuhlke; special friend Dorothy Mattke; and many nieces, nephews; other family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; daughter Suzan; brothers, James and Kenneth; sister Virginia “Peggy,” in-laws, Robert Lawver, Harvey Barden, Leo (Lois) Butt and Don (Elva) Schwochert, and June Zuhlke; uncle John Ebneter; and aunt Emily Ebneter.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville, with Chaplain Gloria Stubitsch officiating. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Dalton. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Makielski and staff and the staff of Agrace Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Carol. Online condolences may be made at grassefs.com.