Barbara Jane Zeman | The Gazette

Barbara jane zeman



Barbara Jane Zeman, 83, of Elberon, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 25, at the Christian Fellowship Church in Vining. Burial

will follow at Stayskal cemetery in

the rural vineyard. Visitations will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 at the Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Barbara was born December 2, 1937 in rural Chelsea, Iowa, daughter of Emil and Gertrude (Wilkinson) Seidel.

She graduated from Toledo high school.

On August 3, 1957, she married Robert “Dennis” Zeman at the United Brethren Church in Toledo. Barb helped her husband on the farm with all of the important jobs farm women do. She also loved helping her daughter, Kristi, at Farmers Markets. Barb was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church of Vining and CSA Hall. She loved gardening, growing flowers, baking, and canning. Barb and Dennis loved to dance and followed the Dave Dighton Band. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Tod (Stacey) Zeman of Toledo; one daughter, Kristi (Alan) Sienknecht of Clutier; eight grandchildren, Levi (Tiffany) Zeman, Madison Zeman, Joe (Jessica) Shope, Luke (Kailey) Shope, Haley (Garrett) Princehouse, Devin (Kyle) Mattingly, Bailey (Cody) Hamilton and Colin Sienknecht; seven great-grandchildren, Mason, Lane and Grant Mattingly, Owen and Carson Hamilton, Wesley Zeman and Moxley Shope; three sisters, Betty Bumgarner of Central City, Bonnie (Leroy) Deutsch of Vinton and Bev (Fred) Vore of Vining; brother-in-law, Roger Zeman of Elberon; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents predeceased her; her husband, Dennis, in 2018; brother-in-law, Keith Bumgarner; and her sister-in-law, Shirley Sokol.

A commemorative fund will be created.

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