Emma Catherine (Yashinski) Zelney

Emma Catherine Zelney passed
peacefully at St. Francis Memorial Hospital
on January 31, 2019. Pre-deceased in
1989 by her husband of 49 years, Michael
(Mick), she leaves to mourn: her children
Francis (Carol Ann Olsheski 1953-2012),
Patrick (Janice Brisson), Michaeline (David
Pecarski) and Joe (Catherine Greene); 6
grandchildren Michael, Jacob, Tyler, Hannah, Kelsey & Kody and 6
great grandchildren Skylee, Isabella, Brinley, Morgan, Liam and Ryker;
numerous nieces and nephews and many Godchildren.
For decades Emma baked and decorated many of the wedding
cakes of the community. She was also a skilled tailor and an avid
gardener until eyesight became a problem a few years ago. Her
greatest role and commitment was that of MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER
and GREAT GRANDMOTHER. Her Christian faith was never shaken. She
proudly carried a card that read “I am Catholic’ and a scapular was
always at hand.
Emma was born on March 29, 1923 to Jacob Yashinski and Catherine
Cashubec in Round Lake Centre. She was the youngest of 9 children, all
of whom predeceased her.
In her 95 years Emma has touched the hearts of many, in all walks of
life, from near and afar. She will be greatly missed.