Elaine Zelenka Obituary

Elaine  R.  Zelenka
Elaine R. Zelenka

September 2, 1936 - September 29, 2015
Resided in Madison & Granite City, IL
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Elaine R. Zelenka, 79 of St. Peters, MO, formerly of Madison and Granite City passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Elaine was born on September 2, 1936 a daughter to the late Pete and Margaret (Smolar) Fecurka. Elaine was a life long homemaker and mom who loved to spend time with her family. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Ellen Wallace of Granite City, Cynthia Zelenka of St. Peters, MO, Michele and (Matt) Tapling of Lincoln, NE, Nicole and (James Golab) Zelenka of Austin, TX; her grandchildren, Jessica and (Kevin) Elliott, Ted and (Lesley) Wallace, Jack Tapling, Ben Tapling, Caroline Golab, Lucy Golab, Vivian Golab; her great-grandchildren, Emma Elliott, Camden Elliott; sister, Irene Schnefke, Janet Werner; brother, Pete Fecurka.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas Zelenka, whom she married on May 4, 1957; her daughter, Elizabeth Zelenka; son-in-law, Joe Wallace.

Friends may call on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life services will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th St. in Madison, IL with Fr. Jason Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Friday, October 2, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church
1621 10th Street
Madison, IL US 62060
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:00 AM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2910 South State Route 157
Edwardsville, IL US 62025
Saturday, October 3, 2015


Smile Train
P.O. Box 96231
Washington, DC 20090-6231
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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