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Margaret Olsen Zepernick Obituary


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“Dear Gus, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. She must have been a special lady. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: dwayne brown - lafayette, la

“We were so sorry to hear about your loss. I was a good friend of your Mother and enjoyed her so much through the Fleur de Lis Garden Club and PEO...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Jane & Johnny Gelpi

“Paul, David Sturgis and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. If there is anything we can do please let us know. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Charles Macip - Lafayette, LA

“Gus, Sheila and family, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I did not know her but she must have been something special since she has...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Nanette Cook - Lafayette, LA

“The Fleur de Lis Garden Club of New Orleans sends our condolences for Margaret Zepernick, a former wonderful and enthusiastic member for many years. ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: CAROL V. LOGAN - new orleans, la.

“To All Zepernicks: We were so sad to see the news about Maggie. She was such a lovely and wonderful person and was so proud of all of you. She was...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joan von Kurnatowski Hooper Feibelman

“Gus,Sheila and Family, Our deepest sympathy are with you at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Brent and Dawn Stolzenthaler

“We are sorry for your loss. Russ and I knew your Mother thru the Fleur de Lis Garden Club. Maggie was always so much fun to be with, she really had...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Laurie and Russ Kercher

“Dear Gus, I was so sorry to read of your recent loss of your mother. I carpooled with you and your family in Kindergarten and I have fond memories...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Schwartzman Stoufflet


Jesus called home a faithful, humble servant of His; Maggie Zepernick. In her memory a Catholic Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. Maggie who was 80, was a resident of Garden View Assisted Living Retirement Center for three short years. Prior to that time, she was a resident of New Orleans where she resided in Algiers.

Mrs. Zepernick was a native of Pensacola, Florida and the daughter of Julian Ole Olsen and Nell Cooper Yates. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Ruth Ellen Ferry of Marietta, Georgia; a brother, Dr. Julian Olsen of Pensacola, Florida and two granddaughters, Margaret Elinor and Mary Katherine Zepernick.

Reverend Robie Robicheaux will be celebrating the Mass and conducting the funeral services.

Maggie was a graduate of Florida State University where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She was employed as the regional director of the National Institute for Infant Paralysis in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was married to Dr. Richard Zepernick for twenty years and was a teacher for ten years. In New Orleans, she was active in the Fleur de Lis Garden club, president of PEO and volunteered for the City Park of New Orleans. She also served as a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout leader and a member of the Aurora Gardens Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Gus Zepernick and wife Sheila of Lafayette, Paul Zepernick and wife Debbie of Sydney, Australia, daughter, Emilie Zepernick of Boulder, CO; sister, Sybil Cole of Temple, TX; brother, Terry Olsen of Venice, FL, and eight grandchildren, Trey, Robert, Amelia, Mattie, Daniel, Nicholas, Kelsey and Marissa Zepernick. Maggie was the beloved aunt of a host of nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be observed Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will continue Wednesday from 8:00 am to time of services.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Tuesday in the funeral home.

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