Mary Ann Zahn

NORWAY – Mary Ann Zahn, 62, went to be with the Lord surrounded by loved ones on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

She was born on May 18, 1951, in Norway, daughter of the late Eugene and Glada (Poupore) Hayes.

Mary Ann graduated from Norway High School in 1969. She graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1971, before earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lake Superior State University in 1999.

She married Edward Zahn on July 24, 1971, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway.

Mary Ann is a member of Community Bible Chapel in Norway.

Mary Ann was a registered nurse who became a certified occupational health nurse working for the Niagara and Champion paper mills. She later worked with the Dickinson Occupational Clinic. She retired from DCHS in 2011.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Ed; son, Michael (Heather) Zahn of Norway; daughter, Julie (Matt) Mills of Norway; grandchildren, Evan, Alayna and Elliott Zahn; brothers, Eugene “Butch” (Judi) Hayes of Norway and Robert (Judy) Hayes of New Jersey; sister, Susan (Sam) Lucas of Hardwood; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Rose Zahn Sr. of Faithorn; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Gary) Bryant of Faithorn, Barbara Thiry of Carney and Kathy Zahn of Hermansville; many nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Vicky (Cory) Wells.

She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, John Zahn Jr.

Family will greet friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Lonnie Wilson of Community Bible Chapel officiating.

Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Faithorn at a later date.

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.