Evelyn G. Zidick

   Evelyn G. Zidick, 82, of Mexico, died at 10:03 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain in Mexico. She was formerly of Wabeno, WI; Decorah, IA; Wasilla, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, AK.

   Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Pickering Funeral Home with Pastor Donaldo Sonntag officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. until service time. Burial will be held at a later date in Wabeno, WI.

   Evelyn was born in Wabeno on January 12, 1935, a daughter of  Henry and Gertrude (Rusch) Aderholdt. On May 29, 1959, in Wabeno, she married Clement Zidick. Mr. Zidick preceded her in death on July 20, 2009.

   She attended Wabeno High School and the University of Wisconsin. She was a faithful Badger and often wore fan apparel. She was an avid fan of college sports, especially anyone playing against Duke. Evelyn also loved solving crosswords and reading. Her favorite authors were Dana Stabenow and Diana Gabaldon. She was the costume mistress at Presser Performing Arts Center, and she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

   Survivors include one daughter, Joanna McClarey and husband Lawrence A., of Mexico; two brothers, Jerome Aderholdt and wife Carol, of Pickerel, WI, and Clifford Aderholdt and wife Karen, of Townsend, WI; one grandson, Patrick McClarey; and multiple nieces, nephews, and many students that loved/hated her like a mother.

   In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and George.

   Memorials may be made to Presser Performing Arts Center or to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Relay for Life Team. They also may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral home, 403 N. Western Mexico, MO, 65265.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Joanna, Larry and Patrick. So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. - Tom and Ginni Trembley

To the woman that told's not the costume they came to the character. ....will miss the greatest needle I ever met...farewell my friend until we cross paths in the sweet by and by... - Albert (Joe) Long

I remember the first time I met Mrs. Evelyn, what a joy she was. So caring and meticulous about her Craft. She was an amazing lady, and always wanted the cast to "look their best". I will miss her but I know she is sewing wings for the angels. Sending prayers to Joanna and her family. May God wrap you in his arms. - Lennette Brown
Joanna so sorry for your loss. The death of a Mother is like no other loss. - Jo Ellen Craghead

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Evelyn. She will be missed by so many people. Praying for the family. - Judy Fairley

Joanna, so sorry to hear this news about your Mom. Will be thinking of you and your family at this sad time. - Kay Dubbert

To my teacher, my childhood friend and sometime nanny from across the creek, your friendship and encouragement through the years will always be. Thanks for being you. Until next time, a farewell. - Kermit Heckert

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