|Hannah M. Zeidlik, 90|
|Written by TRF Times|
Alexandria, Va. - Hannah M. Zeidlik, 90, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the Woodbine Nursing Center in Alexandria, Va.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 (today) at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Middle River. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Following the service, Hannah will be laid to rest next to her parents at the First Lutheran Cemetery east of Middle River.
She was a strong, independent woman who lived at home up until about a week before her death. Hannah Zeidlik was the third child born to Charles and Constance Zeidlik. She was born July 26, 1922 on her dad’s homestead near Middle River.
She lived on the farmstead until 1924, when she moved into Middle River. She lived in Minneapolis for a short time before moving to Washington, D.C., when she was 18. She started work as a historian for the Center of Military History, Department of the Army, and remained at the position until she retired at the age of 70.
Hannah Zeidlik was a highly respected military historian and community volunteer, a terrific friend and a much loved aunt to her nieces and nephews. A quick google search on the internet of Hannah Zeidlik will reveal the many dozens of influential authors who have recognized her contributions in their prefaces.
Hannah was dedicated to volunteering her skills to community organizations from education to theatre to museums. She was an incredibly intelligent, independent and wise woman with a gentle heart and a dedication to equity and fairness for all regardless of race, sex or creed. Despite her high level professional position, Hannah was humble and celebrated the accomplishments and knowledge of others.
Hannah was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Other siblings, all deceased are: Charles Zeidlik of St. Louis, MO; Albert Zeidlik, of Roseau, Minnesota; Lottie Hoover, of Richville; and Robert Zeidlik, of Crystal. Hannah was also preceded in death by two nephews and one niece.
She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law Ann Zeidlik.