Wanda Zeek (Bronson)
Wanda Ruth Zeek, 80, of Gardner, passed away November 27, 2012 at her home. She will be in state 1:00-5:00 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 with visitation 5:00-7:00 pm at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Cremation following. Inurnment graveside service at a later date at Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Wanda was born January 13, 1932 in Concordia, KS to Lester Noel and Mildred (Evert) Bronson. She grew up in Concordia and attended Concordia High School. She married Orie Don Zeek on Jan. 13, 1951 in Concordia. Orie and Wanda lived many places, moving to Edgerton in 1974 for his work, to Spring Hill in 1984 and on to Gardner in 1988. She was devoted to her children and her work. Wanda most recently worked for eight years as a greeter at the Gardner Wal-Mart. Previously she had worked at Dazey Manufacturing at New Century for 20 years. She enjoyed painting by numbers, loved shopping and collecting dolls including her favorite stuffed animal, Eeyore, from Winnie the Pooh. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orie, in 1982; parents and brothers, Wayne and Floyd. Wanda is survived by her children, Barbara Harrington, Lawrence, KS, Susan and husband Kevin Poage, Gardner, KS, Janet and husband James Cain, Lawrence, KS, Noel Zeek, Gardner, KS and Carol Long, Rantoul, KS; sister, Betty Wallace, Concordia, KS; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.