Theresa A. Zorger, 85

Theresa A. Zorger, 85May 10, 1925 — Aug. 10, 2010Theresa A. Zorger, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born on May 10, 1925 in Ege, she was a daughter of Frank and Louise (Gibbons) Troendly.She was raised in Fort Wayne, living there until eighth grade. She then moved to Wisconsin where she graduated from Milwaukee High School with the Class of 1943 and attended Wisconsin College for two years. On March 4, 1946, she married Lavern H. Zorger in Monroeville and she later returned to Fort Wayne. Since 1951, she has resided at her Thorncreek Township home. A cashier at the Columbia City Kroger Store for 23 years, she retired in 1985. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Monroeville and was a current member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church where she taught CCD class.Survivors include her children, James L. (Julia) Zorger of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Joan M. (Stephen) Wolfe of Davisburg, Mich. and John C. Zorger of Columbia City; a sister, Frances Gibson of Monroeville; four grandchildren, Julia Zorger, Matthew Wolfe, Beth (Adam) Shafer and Jason Wolfe; three great-grandchildren, Victoria, Veronica and Vannessa; brother and sister-in-laws, Frances Gibson of Monroeville, Norman (Gloria) Zorger of Spencerville, Keith (Donna) Zorger of Spencerville, Lyle (Maxine) Zorger of Fort Wayne, Jerry (Jean) Zorger of Columbia City, Jean (Earl) Auld of Avilla and Nadean Zorger of Huntington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lavern H. Zorger; daughter, Susan Jackson; brothers, George and Joseph Troendly; and sisters, Margaret Junk and Mary Andreski.Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with the Recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visitation will also be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, with the funeral mass immediately following at 10 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 315 South Line Street, Columbia City. Father Larry Kramer will be officiating. Committal service and burial will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Zorger to Masses at the Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit to send condolences or sign the guest register.