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Gary Zietler

Gary Zietler Grounds Supervisor 3/20/87 Gerhardt J. Zeitler, 86, Green Bay, began his eternal celebration on Saturday evening, May 24, 2008. Gerhardt was born on May 31, 1921 in Pound, WI to the late Arthur and Esther (White) Zeitler. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, he returned to marry the former June Rimple on May 18, 1943. She preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 1969. At age 66, Gerhardt retired from his position as Grounds Supervisor for UW-Green Bay. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 363, Denmark, and a member and former officer of New Horizons. He was also one of the original volunteers for Bellin (now Unity) Hospice. Gerhardt was kind, loving and soft-spoken man who rarely raised his voice and could get his point across with very few words. He always had a twinkle in his eye and would readily tell his life story to anyone.

Survivors include five children and spouses: Richard and Karen Zeitler, Patricia Zeitler-Johnson, Gary and Mary Zeitler, Kathleen Zeitler (Michael Connell), Peggy Suda; daughter-in-law: Paulette Pocquette; sons-in-law: Jack Swelle and Stewart Suda; 12 grandchildren: Christopher (Sarah) Zeitler, Chad (Lori) Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Jessica (Tim) Clusman, Gary J. Zeitler (fiance Nicole), Angela (Todd) Minzlaff, John Swelle, Nicole (Gary) Rumsey, Jonathon Suda, Justin Suda (fiance, Kathie), Kristyn Suda (Dave), and Amy Weckesser; 11 great grandchildren: Leigha, Aurora, Tiffany, Emma, Krystal, Fulton, Marley, Keagyn, Nai'a, Addison and Michael; five brothers: Harvey (Edna) Zeitler, Kenneth (Thora) Zeitler, Merlin (Marion) Zeitler, Glenn (Barb) Zeitler, Daniel (Marge) Zeitler; one sister, Millie (Dale) Berman; three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Earl (Marion) Zeitler, Laverne (Bob) Rouse and Judy (Bob) Holmier; brother-in-law: Joe Rimple; his very special friend, Marcella Antonneau, and her family, who gave Gerhardt many happy memories; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Steve and Shirley Thomas.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Gerhardt was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Juliene; one grandson: Todd Zeitler; and three brothers: Ellsworth, Arnold (Mary), and Earl Zeitler. 
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wed., May 28, 2008, at Lyndahl Funeral Home. Visitation will continue after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Rd., where funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Vorpagel III officiating.  Interment in Fort Howard Memorial Park.
The family would like offer a special thank you to the staffs of Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora Hospice as well as Pastor Earl Vorpagel for the kindness that was shown to their dad.