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Beatrice Zastrow

February 18, 1935 — May 26, 2018

Beatrice Catherine (Blaisdell) Zastrow, age 83, of Merrill, formerly of Neillsville, WI, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Merrill.

Beatrice was born on February 18, 1935 in Minocqua, WI to the late John Wm “Jack” and Clara M. (Zimmerman) Blaisdell.  She graduated from Merrill High School.  Beatrice married Franklin Zastrow on August 4, 1956 at First Presbyterian Church, Merrill. He preceded her in death.

Beatrice worked for Cardinal’s Resort in Trout Lake, WI,   the former Holy Cross Hospital as a nurse’s aide, and Abby Vans Inc, Neillsville.  She also served as Den Mother for Boy Scouts Pack 402 and was involved in many church groups.  Beatrice enjoyed sewing, tending to her house plants, traveling, fishing, camping, and especially time spent doing things with her children and grandchildren.

Beatrice is survived by her sons; Steven E. (Julie) of Merrill, Leon D. of Menasha, Mark A. (Yvonne) of Wausau, and Michael L. of Neillsville; daughter Catherine (Corey) Dornbrack of Merrill, grandchildren; Stephanie (Tim) Koller, Brenda (Don) Gardner, and Marcus Zastrow, and Laura (Tyler Linzmeier) Jones and Kevin Jones , Carl and Rose Dornbrack; and one great grandson Anthony Linzmeier, son-in-law; Mark (Peggy) Jones.

Besides her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son; Clay Franklin, daughter; Cynthia Marie Jones and sister; Jacqueline Blaisdell.

Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 31 at the Town of Levis Cemetery, Neillsville WI.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

Flowers may be sent to Waid Funeral Home in Beatrice's name, and those flowers will be transported to Neillsville, WI, for the family.

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