Mary Ann Zach

April 13, 1939 – June 26, 2022


Mary Ann Zach, 83, of Lincoln, went home to be with the Lord on  June 26, 2022. She was born April 13, 1939, in Beatrice, to Albert and Norma (Karpisek) Stehlik.

Mary Ann grew up on a farm near DeWitt. She attended a rural school near Wilber and graduated from Wilber High School in 1957. She married Eugene “Gene” Zach in Wilber on June 7, 1957, celebrating their 60th Anniversary in 2017. Mary Ann and Gene lived and raised their family in Lincoln.

Mary Ann loved being a wife, mother and homemaker. She had many hobbies, including cooking, baking, needlework, reading, playing piano, Bingo and traveling. Her favorite annual event was to take the entire family to the Czech festival in Wilber and never missed one.

Survivors include children and spouses David Zach, Denver, Colorado, and Barb and Jack Burke, Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Christine Zach; grandsons, Ryan Taylor and Cody Grape, Lincoln, and Joshua Zach, Denver. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene; son, Roy; and brother, Norman Stehlik.

The funeral service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel in Lincoln with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Capital Humane Society or First Evangelical Free Church of Lincoln. Condolences for the family may be left online at