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Martha Ann Zerba, age 86, of Carson City, passed away Tuesday evening, January 7, 2020 at her home under the loving care of her family and Sparrow Home Hospice.  The daughter of Floyd “Hollis” & Hellen Marie (Tidey) Hendrick, she was born on February 12, 1933 in Owosso.

On August 8, 1951 in Angola, Indiana, she married Harold Lee Zerba and together they raised four children and enjoyed 47 years of marriage until Harold passed away on June 21, 1999.

Martha was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and also worked outside the home at the former Chrysler trim plant in Lyons, retiring from Carson City-Crystal Area Schools where she was the head cook.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Carson City. Martha loved being with her family, especially watching her great-great grandchildren. Was always up for a good board game or a game of cards, and spent many summers fishing and quilting with her sisters. She wintered for 17 years in Arizona and enjoyed them all.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Harold;  two daughters, Roseanna and Kim;  two brothers, Myron and Robert;  and two sisters, Dorothy and Lydia.

Surviving are her two daughters Terri & Terry Krulek of Crystal, and Debra & Brian Webber of Carson City;  eight grandchildren,  Marie, Travis, Jenifer, Lee, Brianna, Erica, Tammy and Peter;  twelve great-grandchildren;  seven great-great grandchildren;  a sister, Pauline Van Heck of Carson City;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the First Congregational Church, 306 E. Main Street, Carson City, where memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Pastor Steve Adamson will officiate and a luncheon will follow at the church.

Contributions in memory of Martha may be made to the Congregational Women’s Fellowship.  Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place and final interment will be in New Haven Township Cemetery, near Sumner.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Martha’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:   Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Joseph Lee Marlow on January 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Most kids wanted to be with friends growing up, but I spent my entire childhood begging to spend most weekends with my grandma. She was and always will be my absolute most favorite person in the world.
    I know thereGÇÖs nothing she wouldnGÇÖt do for me, and me for her. It was an honor living with her after grandpa passed and being able to help her, but I wouldGÇÖve never had it any other way. That meant I got to spend even more time with her.
    She held so many secrets that prevented me from getting in trouble lol, and always had my back!
    She was the epitome of what a grandma is supposed to be and IGÇÖm so very blessed to have had the best one in the world.
    I love you Grandma and already miss you so, so much.

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