Mathilda M. “Tillie” (Spenner) Zikmund
March 9, 1924 – April 19, 2023
Mathilda Margaret Spenner was born at home in West Point, Nebraska. Mathilda spent many years as a housekeeper for her brother, Rev. Ignatius Spenner. She married Dr. Elno Thomas Zikmund on February 8, 1964, in Omaha. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, Mathilda and Elno returned to Central City, Nebraska, where Elno resumed his medical practice. Mathilda became a stepmother, manager of the household and finances, and Elno’s assistant. After retirement in 1985, the Zikmunds moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Much time was spent doing the things most people promise themselves while too busy working and raising a family. The Zikmunds enjoyed traveling. Mathilda loved to ski and was a terrific cook. She also loved stitchery and produced majestic needlepoints.
Tillie was preceded in death by her husband, Elno T. Zikmund, M.D.; stepsons, Dale Zikmund and Shane Zikmund; two stepsisters, Theresa and Mary Gentrup; her Spenner siblings: Theresa, Mary, Joe, Henry, Fr. Ignatius, Catherine, Anna, Agnes (Sr. Leovigild), Elizabeth (Sr. Johnitta), Helen (Sr. Marie Paula), Ferdinand, Barbara (Sr. Ann), Fr. Conrad, Mathilda, Paul, Dorothy, Bernard, and Frances.
Tillie is survived by stepchildren, David T. Zikmund (Judy) and Stephen L. Zikmund; grandchildren: Brett Zikmund (Leah), Corey Zikmund (Alison Downs), and Danelle Weeder (Dr. Gregg); , great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, April 25th at 1pm at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 No. 90th St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Christ the King Catholic Church.
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