Melva Jean Zarm, age 78, of Rhinelander, died on Aug. 18, 2020,at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on Jan. 21, 1942 in Rhinelander, to George and Caroline (Punches) Alsteen. She was a lifelong resident of Rhinelander.
Melva attended schools in Rhinelander and then on Dec. 29, 1958 she married Peter Zarm Jr. The Lord blessed them with 61 years of marriage. She spent her married life taking care of her household and her family and she loved doing both. Her one interest outside of her family were antiques and she owned and operated Annie's Antiques in Rhinelander for a number of years. Her other interest was taking care of her garden that she planted each year in their backyard.
Melva was a strong and loving wife and mother who looked to God for guidance in all she did.
Melva is survived by her husband Peter Zarm Jr., her sons Peter (Lori) Zarm III, Kevin Zarm and Roy Zarm, her sister Judy White, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Fish in 2018.
Graveside services for Melva will be held in the Forest Home Cemetery. You may leave your private condolences for the Zarm family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Zarm family.
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