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Marian Jane Zalanka

October 23, 1922 — February 21, 2024

Bedford, NH

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Marian Jane Zalanka, 101, died on February 21, 2024 at Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on October 23, 1922 in West Lawn, PA, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Fagan) Eisenhower.

Marian was raised in West Lawn and West Reading, PA and was a graduate of Wilson High School. Wanting to see what the world had to offer outside of her small town, she joined the United States Navy in 1944 and served as a payroll specialist. She was a proud mother of ten children and raised her family in Montana and Colorado. Later in life, she worked as an elementary school kitchen manager for Cherry Creek Schools in Colorado. Marian enjoyed baking, cooking, camping, fishing, crossword puzzles and was a fierce Scrabble player.

Marian is survived by her 10 children and their families, including Peter Zalanka, John Zalanka, Carol Wendorf, James Zalanka, Thomas Zalanka, Christy Werpy, Timothy Zalanka, Mary Skoglund, Janet Ward and Robert Zalanka; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Alice Boehringer and Pauline Eisenhower.

Services in New Hampshire will be held on Saturday, February 24th at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester, NH. Visitation will be from 11AM-12PM with a Funeral Service at 12PM.

Services in Colorado will be held on Wednesday, March 6th. A Funeral Service will be held at 12PM at Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO. Burial with military honors will follow at 2PM at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver. CO.

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Visitation

Saturday, February 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge

250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester, NH 03102

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge

250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester, NH 03102

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