AUBURN- Else (Heinrich) Zajicek, 94, of Auburn, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 in the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester after an illness.

Her husband, Karl F. Zajicek died in 1998. She leaves her two daughters, Marianne E. Shiner and her husband, Bernard R. Shiner, Jr. of Auburn and Gudrun Gibbs ad her husband Paul H. Gibbs of New Durham, NH.; 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two children, Karl and Charlotte Zajicek and her 12 siblings.

Else was born and raised in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, daughter of the late Edward and Katarina (Edam) Heinrich. Else was a devoted care giver; a very generous grandmother and a wonderful baker.

Funeral and burial services will be held privately. Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn is directing arrangements. To leave a note of condolence for Else’s family or to view her Book of Memories, please visit,