Tuesday, December 25, 2007

New Website

Please visit the new Ellie's Fund website at


Thank you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Alyssa & Ellie

Alyssa Carolyn Bicoy & Elliana Alyssa Zaidel

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Thank you for your friendship and support...

Dear friends and family,

Thank you all so much for your remarkable generosity at the recent celebration for Ellie's Fund. We simply never expected such an outpouring of friendship and support.

Numerous companies donated items for the auctions and helped publicize the event. Countless volunteers stepped forward to give of their labor and love to help pull everything together. And of course, donations of all sizes helped make this day an overwhelming success.

Your contributions at the event generated over $20 thousand for charity in our community.

No amount of money can ever fill the void left by our beloved Ellie. But we know that she is looking down upon us and is proud of our community for using this tragedy as an inspiration to do wonderful things for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

Thank you for helping us celebrate Ellie by supporting Ellie's Fund.

Paul & Kathy Zaidel (Mom and Dad)
Dave & Jane Hansen (grandparents)
Bob & Linda Zaidel

and many aunts, uncles, and cousins

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Our Little Elliefly if you are interested in
ordering this elliefly picture. (photographer
Kathy Zaidel ) please email -

The new
Ellie's Fund

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ellie's Fund Poster

Poster that is being
posted throughout the city

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Benefit for Ellie's Fund

Billboard for Benefit, watch
for board in the City

Monday, October 8, 2007

Benefit for Ellie's Fund

Please join us in a celebration of the life of Ellie Zaidel
by attending a charitable benefit for Ellie's Fund.

Benefit for Ellie's Fund
Sunday, November 4th
Noon to 5 p.m.
Rock Garden
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Drop in at anytime or stay for the afternoon.
A silent auction and raffle will be held, and of course,
the Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs game
will be on tv for everyone to enjoy.

A lunch buffet, along with plenty of soda
and beer will be served all afternoon.

$10 per adult or teenager will be collected at the door.
Younger children are welcome free of charge.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Rock Garden
and many other local companies to be named later
100% of your ticket will benefit the charitable work of Ellie's Fund
(a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation).

For more information, contact Jane Hansen at (920) 497-8463.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Few of Daddy's Favorite Pictures...

A green thumb, just like her daddy

Guess who found her way into the snack closet?

Not even two yet, and already way too cool

Always ready to plant something with daddy

Peaking under the table at Daddy mowing the lawn

Just like her Daddy, always fiddling in the garden

Playing on Daddy's freshly cut lawn

Ellie and Daddy

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Moments from Ellie's Life...

Ellie riding around their yard with her dad Paul

Mom Kathy can't keep Ellie from eating her thumb!

Dad and Mom welcoming Ellie into God's love

Grandpa Senator Dave Hansen was always smiling around his Ellie

Flinging her hair like a little model

Who needs campaign billboards when you have this adorable face

Ellie and her proud Daddy

Grandpa admiring his little girl

Baby Ellie with Grandma Jane Hansen

With mom Kathy's best friend Tivi and Tivi's mom Judy

Proud Grandpa Dave with a newborn Ellie

Go Pack Go!

God smiling down upon his newest angel

More pictures of Ellie from Aunty Renee...

No diaper too full...

Nothing as comforting as mommy

Grandpa Bob Zaidel and his pride and joy

Grandpa Bob, Grandma Linda and lots of Ellie's cousins

All the cousins want to hold Ellie

Great Grandpa & Grandma with baby Ellie and the great grandkids

Ellie after helping her dad chop down a tree!

Grandma Linda and her little girls

Just hanging out with Grandma Linda

Ellie blows out everyone's birthday candles

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ellie's Second Birthday

Today - July 18, 2007 - is Ellie's second birthday.
To remember and celebrate her on this day,
the Zaidel and Hansen families gathered to watch a sunset
from the docks not far from Ellie's home.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Ellie Zaidel Fund

The Ellie Zaidel Fund
a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Ellie's Fund was created to celebrate the life of Elliana Alyssa Zaidel,
the wonderful daughter of Paul and Kathy Zaidel of Lena, Wisconsin.

The charitable causes supported by Ellie's Fund
will be determined annually by her loving parents Paul and Kathy.
Special emphasis will be on providing assistance and opportunities
to young people in Ellie’s memory as well as celebrating Ellie’s love
for the remarkable natural beauty of Northeast Wisconsin.

Ellie's family includes her parents,Paul and Kathy,
maternal grandparents Senator Dave and Jane Hansen,
her paternal grandparents Bob and Linda Zaidel,
and many other friends and family .

Contributions can be directed to:

The Ellie Zaidel Fund
c/o Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
310 West Walnut Street, Suite 350
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and thus contributions to the Ellie Zaidel Fund are deductible
to the fullest extent as allowed by law.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Elliana Alyssa Zaidel

Elliana Alyssa Zaidel
(July 18, 2005 - July 13, 2007)

Elliana Alyssa Zaidel, 2 year-old daughter of Kathleen and Paul Zaidel, died Friday, July 13, 2007. She was born July 18, 2005, in Green Bay and was dedicated to the Lord in April of 2006. Ellie enjoyed life and was a very happy child who loved everyone.

She is survived by her parents, Paul and Kathleen Zaidel, Lena; maternal grandparents, state Senator David and Jane Hansen, Green Bay; paternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Zaidel, Lena; paternal great-grandparents, Ruby Zaidel, Lena; Allen and Teresa Brown, Lena; maternal great-grandmother, Carol Clement, Green Bay; aunts and uncles, Michelle (Jeff) Ziesmer, Renee (Tim) Wirtz, Lisa Zaidel, Cari (Bret) Bicoy, Christy (Brandon) Scharer; her cousins, Alex, Derek, Stephanie, Brittany, Alyssa, David, Bret Jr., Kekoa, Nalani and Malia.

Ellie was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Don and Clare Hansen, Royal Dessart, Doc Clement, and Joseph Zaidel Sr.

Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Ron Belitz and the Rev. Michael Tuionetoa officiating.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Elliana's name.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. To send on-line condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.