Frances Zellner

  • Born: August 1, 1931
  • Died: March 10, 2018
  • Location: El Granada, California

Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel - FD-40

645 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Tel. (650) 726-4474

Tribute & Message From The Family

Frances Zellner (Brandt) came from Hungary to make the coastside her final home. The 22-year El Granada native died March 10, 2018, in her home, at age 86 following complications with heart disease. She was born in Hungary and married her sweetheart, Joseph Zellner, Jr. ("Joe") on October 14, 1950, who passed away in June 2001. They came to the United States in early 1959, joining many of Joe's family members who were already settled in Los Angeles. Frances worked for 10+ years for the family business, Zellner Plastering Co., as an accountant and administrative assistant. Frances decided to become a full-time mom to raise her daughter Franziska. In 1995, Frances and Joe followed her daughter and her family to El Granada where they continued to raise their grandsons, Daniel and Darren, who they loved so much. Daniel and Darren filled Frances' and Joe's lives which such tremendous joy and happiness. Frances was a very caring and giving woman, never thinking of herself. Her idea of a perfect day would be to spend it in its entirety with her grand-children, and subsequently, her great grand-children. She enjoyed going to church, sometimes 3 times a week, to meet up with her friends and to go out for donuts and coffee with them. She sure loved deserts, her favorite food. She also enjoyed working in the garden caring for her beautiful rose garden as well as cooking large meals for her loving family. Frances' greatest joy and pride was having her whole family come to Hungary where Frances and Joe got remarried in the same Church on their 50th wedding anniversary. Frances and Joe took great pride in showing off Franziska, Dennis, Daniel and Darren. "That was so special to her," her daughter said softly. "It meant a lot to Frances. Mrs. Zellner is survived by her daughter, Franziska Waul, and son-in-law Dennis Waul of El Granada, and grandsons Daniel, 34, and Darren Waul, 31 and her great grandchildren, Joseph and Dennise Waul, also of El Granada. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday afternoon, the 16th of March, for Mrs. Zellner at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in Half Moon Bay, followed by interment at Skylawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the American Heart Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Dear Tante Frances, I am at a loss for words. You will always have a special place in my heart. My Godmother and friend, I will miss you but your memories will be with me forever.

Posted by Silvia Geisel - Playa Del Rey, CA - Family   March 20, 2018


Dear Tante Frances, Your light will shine in our hearts forever. You are now with the love of your life, Uncle Joe, and we know that you both will continue watching your family from above.

Posted by Gloria MacKay - SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Family   March 17, 2018

Dear Sweet Francie,
Your life was a blessing,your memory a treasure,you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.Forever in our hearts!

Posted by Marianne Logue - CA - Family   March 16, 2018


Dear Aunt Francis, you will be forever missed, sorry that we couldn't make it out there to say our good byes before you had passed and went home, RIP FOREVER until we meet again, you will forever be in our hearts. Miss you and love you so much. LOVE FROM THE KISS FAMILY

Posted by Kathy Kiss - CA - Family   March 15, 2018

Sweet Tante Francie. You will forever be in our hearts. You were always so kind and sweet and fun. You also had lots of style and grace! We love you and will miss you.

Posted by DIana Oakley - Huntington Beach, CA - Family   March 15, 2018

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