July 27, 1918 ~ April 9, 2016
Cecelia M. Zeltinger, 97, Fargo, formerly Minot, ND passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo. Cecelia was born July 27, 1918 in Minot, ND to John Herman and Theresia (Klosterman) Koetter. She attended Van Buren Country School in rural Lansford, ND. She married Clarence Zeltinger on June 23, 1943 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, rural Foxholm, ND. They made their home near Tolley, ND where they farmed and raised their family. After retirement, they moved to Minot in 1987. Clarence passed away on March 2, 1994. Cecelia continued to live in Minot until June, 2015, when she moved with her daughter, Deb, to Fargo. Cecelia was very involved in community activities and was an active member of her home church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Tolley, ND and was also a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, ND and Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, ND. She enjoyed cooking/baking and spending time with her family and many friends. Cecelia will be especially remembered for her amazing memory and the special relationships she made with her grandchildren and many friends. She is survived by her children; Terry (Ann) Zeltinger, Minot, ND, Deb Zeltinger, Fargo, ND, Kent (Laurice) Zeltinger, Fargo, ND, Kae (Dennis) Essler, Rochester, MN, Kim (Joy) Zeltinger, West Fargo, ND, daughter-in-law; Barb Zeltinger, Minot, ND, 12 grandchildren; Chris (Anne) Zeltinger, Doug (Suzanne) Zeltinger, Erin (Kelsey) Holt, Ben (Robyn) Zeltinger, Ty (Chelsey) Zeltinger, Seth Zeltinger, Kara (Tony) Hebert, Kyle Zeltinger, Jared (Kinsey) Essler, Jocelyn (fiancé Matthew Koenigsknecht) Essler, Kayla Zeltinger, Garrett Zeltinger, 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Veronica Moen, Riverton, WY, sister-in-law, Hazel Jochim, Inverness, MT and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Clarence, baby daughter; Barbara Kay, infant baby boy, son; Allen, siblings; Cornelius Koetter, Mary Grant and Dorothea Limke. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Fargo Office of the National Kidney Foundation, 1970 Oakcrest Ave Suite 280., St. Paul MN 55113. Rosary and Prayer Service: 6:30 P.M. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:30 P.M. Rosary and Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 15, 2016 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot. Burial: St. Charles Cemetery, Tolley, ND.
I’m so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful woman always had a smile and a hello how are you I bet she and my mom are chatting right now mom just loved her and all of you kids to again so sorry for your loss a very very special lady thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I am so blessed to have this beautiful, and wonderful lady, “Cecelia,” in my life <3
We were neighbors for years out by Tolley. Guess we thought we were too busy with our own families at that time.
I got to know Cecelia through Connie Bauer, after Cecelia moved into Minot. Cecelia, and I would both say to one another the years that we lost of not getting to know each one sooner… Cecelia was such a fun loving, caring person. Always something good she would say in conversation.
Loved stopping to visit with her, and Connie. I even got to know some of her own children. What a lovely mother you all had 🙂
Cecelia was always so concerned about others. We did share a lot of phone calls, and yes I will most definitely miss her, like so many of us will.
She loved completely, and she had her strong faith in Christ. Heaven gained a Beautiful Angel in the name of "Cecelia <3"
My heart goes out to all of you in your loss. She was a beautiful lady and loved by everyone. Sending my deepest sympathy.
So sorry for you loss. Heaven gained a special angel. Everybody that knew Cecelia loved that special lady.
Kae Essler and Family:
I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Our prayers and care for the whole Zeltinger family and extended family. God bless your time together.
She was one of th sweetest women, I ever met in my life. She greeted everyone with a smile and a greeting. My life was blessed for knowing her.
Kim and Joy, very sorry to hear of your mothers passing Kim, though we never new her I can tell by the comments that she was loved and respected. I do know she raised great children. My you be comforted by the wonderful memories of her life.
Cecelia was a wonderful and kind lady. One of the great oldies.. She will be missed I’m sure.
Condolences to the family.
We send our condolances to the family. Over the last 12 years we have had the pleasure to know Ceselia.
May she rest in peace.
To the Zeltinger family, God Bless Your Mom…..
Mark and Yukari Jacobson
You have my sympathy. My daughter in Fargo forwarded the information on your mother. I retired last August after 37+ years in New Ulm.
So sorry for your loss Deb. May your memories sustain you. Your mom will always be with you as your special guardian angel.
As a classmate on one of Cecelia’s sons, I can attest to what wonderful parents they had. They are now together again, and I can see the smiles on their faces! I moved away for many years, and after I returned I was fortunate enough to have Cecelia at a luncheon I attended. What a beautiful lady she was even as she aged. She will be deeply missed, and my prayers goes out to all the family.
Sad news. She was a friend of my mothers. Her son Allen and his wife Barb were good friends of mine as well. Heaven has gained another angel.
My thoughts and prayers to all of Cecilia’s family. Carry your precious memories of her in your hearts and she will always be with you.
Deb, Kae and the rest of Cecelia’s family: I want to express my sympathy in the loss of your DEAR Mom, mother-in-law, Grandma and Great Grandma. I will always remember her as a very sweet lady and I know you will all miss her very much! May you all hold on to the GOOD memories of her! You have all been in my prayers and thoughts. Deb, I plan to get in touch with you soon! Am sorry, I won’t be able to make it to the funeral as Gary and I are busy with all four of our elderly parents, esp. my father-in-law who fell once again! as we think about you, we are thankful to have our parents around yet to enjoy and help with their care. With all of our sympathy, Jan and Gary Gilchrist
Terry and Ann and family, my sympathy to you and your family. God Bless!
“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.”
As I reflect on Aunt Cecelia I think that the sixth Beatitude defines her.
Dear family of your mom. I was the Eucharistic Minister on Friday when you were with your beautiful mother and we prayed for and with her. You were all so gracious and sad being with your mom. Precious memories and I am glad I was the one to bring Eucharist that Friday the 8th. My sympathies to you all. She must have been a beautiful woman and mother, and she is beautiful in picture. Gentle smile and pretty eyes. God bless you and peace be with you.
Peace, LaVerne Seefeld, Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.