Ladi Sofie Kuklinski Zimmerle

Published 4:36 pm Friday, September 9, 2016

Ladi Sofie Kuklinski Zimmerle, 75, of Statesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hackensack, N.J., on Jan. 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Wanda Kuklinski. She was a graduate of St. Lukes High School and attended Rutgers College (now Rutgers University). She retired as secretary with the Iredell County government. She had been an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Mocksville where she served on the Prayer Quilt Ministry, the United Catholic Ministry, worked with the youth group and was a Reader.

Survivors: her husband of 54 years, the Rev. John Otto Zimmerle (“Deacon John”); 2 sons, John-Michael Zimmerle (Tami) of Spanish Fork, Utah, and William Edward Zimmerle (Dawn) of Levittown, Pa.; 2 daughters, Susan Marie Cawley (Ron) of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., and Mary Elyse Zimtricht (Stephen) of San Francisco, Calif.; 2 brothers, Paul Kuklinski (Valerie Gross)) of New York City, N.Y., and Gregory Kuklinski of St. Louis, Mo.; and 2 sisters, Barbara Crosser (Michael) of Wisconsin and Katherine Kuklinski of Toronto, Canada; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Davie Funeral Chapel in Mocksville Sunday evening, Sept. 11 with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mocksville officiated by the Rev. Father John Starczewski. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Salisbury.

Memorials: Prayer Quilt Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.