Marian DeLuca

Marian DeLuca

April 17, 1935 – July 9, 2020


DeLuca, Marian (Wichert, Zielinski), passed away peacefully, July 9, 2020, at the age of 85.  Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Adelaide (Schlueter) Wichert; husband, Michael Zielinski; husband, Joseph DeLuca Sr.; stepson, Anthony DeLuca; sister, Marguerite (William) Wiegand; nephew, Tom Wichert.  Survived by daughters, Mary Zielinski, Jeanne Tajchman, and Anne Zielinski; brothers, Thomas (Collette) Wichert and Robert (Judy) Wichert; granddaughter, Erica (Adrian) Rincones, great-granddaughter, Elaina; grandson, Shannon Kay; great-grandchildren: Conner, Haley, and Carson Kay; DeLuca children and grandchildren; Zielinski family; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her daughters wish to acknowledge the staff of CHI Hospital Group, NE Cancer Specialists, Josie Harper Hospice, and our many family and friends for their love and support.

VISITATION: Sunday, July 12th from 12 Noon to 6pm, at the West Center Chapel.  Due to COVID and Marian’s desire to keep everyone safe, all services will be private.  Celebration of life service and gathering will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Poor Clare Sisters of Omaha.





  • Anton Tajchman Posted July 10, 2020 4:24 pm

    She was a good lady. I was blessed to have known her.

  • Thomas and Collette Wichert Posted July 10, 2020 4:53 pm

    Dearest Sister… Now that you are in heaven, say hi to Mom and Dad and Marguerite for us. Please keep us in mind and put in a good word for us with the Lord. We miss you all but know that you are in a better place even though they probably do not have bomb pops! PEACE be with you. XO XO XO XO

  • Cindy Washburn Posted July 10, 2020 5:22 pm

    Love this woman .We would sit and visit. . She would bring us food . .

  • Shellie Mandolfo and ALL family Posted July 10, 2020 5:45 pm

    Momma- such a beautiful soul. We loved you as ours. Will miss you so! Tell them all hello!

  • Nancy Mandolfo Posted July 10, 2020 6:31 pm

    Mary, Jeanne, Anne and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Your Mom was one of my hero’s and I considered her a dear friend. I will miss her humor, her wisdom, her smile and her heart. She was one of a kind! I was lucky enough to share a lot of quality time with her and I will miss those times, but will cherish the memories. My heart will always have a special place for Mama “Z”. Peace be with you my friend.

  • Tracy McMahon Posted July 10, 2020 7:45 pm

    What a special woman full of faith. Sending love to Mary, Anne and the rest of the family and remembering Marian.May she Rest In Peace.

  • Al Hall Posted July 10, 2020 9:27 pm

    What a Great Lady your Mom will be truly Missed God bless the family from Mr.. Wonderful. Al Hall

  • Donald Schroeder Posted July 10, 2020 11:15 pm

    Condolences to the entire Wichert and Zielinski families. She will be in our prayers.

  • Gail Lee Backer Posted July 11, 2020 8:27 am

    Heartfelt sympathies, love and prayers to the family in the loss of such a beautiful woman. Hold fast to your memories. With you in spirit.

  • Beverly Blanton Posted July 11, 2020 9:55 am

    My loving prayers are with all who share in the loss of this beautiful lady; “Mama Z” … I had the pleasure of being around her a few times; and it always warmed my heart to see her.

    I know, Mary, Ann and the Mandolfo sisters personally and give an extra hug if love to you all, and thank you for sharing Mama Z with me.

    Heaven has another beautiful guardian angel❤️🙏🏻💐

  • Nicole Privitera Posted July 11, 2020 3:20 pm

    The Privitera/Lad family express their love and condolences. Marian was a beautiful woman and we always enjoyed seeing her. May she now rest peacefully with the Lord and those who made it up before her. God bless you and your family today and forever.

  • Marty Beecham Posted July 11, 2020 4:24 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to you.

  • Ray McClellan Posted July 11, 2020 6:48 pm

    Marian was a dear friend who never met a stranger. With friends around the world she was loved by everyone. God bless her as he takes her home to the place he has prepared for her. Her passing will leave deep hole in our hearts. But we will be comforted knowing she is with Christ Jesus.

    Bless you Marian for sharing a portion of your early life with us..
    Ray & Sharon McClellan
    Mr. TAX

  • Jillian Kay Posted July 12, 2020 4:39 pm

    Our family has truly been blessed to have such an amazing Grandmother/Great Grandmother in our lives. We all felt her unconditional love and we will cherish our moments that we spent together. We love you Grandma! 💗

  • Jim and Diane Remar Posted July 13, 2020 6:20 am

    Mary, Jeanne and Anne – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

  • Roger Deal Posted July 13, 2020 7:20 am

    Going to miss that smile. Great picture for us to remember her by. Blessings to the family as you adjust to this New Normal without mother, grandmother, and friend.

  • Robert A Godek Posted July 13, 2020 8:23 am

    Marian was one of the most loving , caring, and important influence s in my life. I felt a connection with her my whole life that never faded. Wishing her family the peace that comes in knowing she has gone to her Great Reward !

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