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Harvey W. Zeitler
Harvey W. Zeitler, 90, of Pound passed away Saturday, Jan. 4 at St. Vincents Hospital in Green Bay.
Born March 4, 1923, in the Town of Pound to Art and Esther (White) Zeitler, he was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Coleman. He graduated from Coleman High School in 1940 and from Marinette County Normal School in 1942. He taught grades one to eight at the Winesville School in Porterfield from 1942 to 1943. He then served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 participating in the D-Day invasion of France aboard the LST 369. He also served as a medical technician with the U.S. Fleet Marines 3rd Corps Artillery in the Okinawa campaign in World War II. On Dec. 8, 1945, he married Edna Seils at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in the Town of Beaver. They farmed together there from 1946 to 1992 and were married 68 years, being blessed with five children.
He loved the outdoors, working in the woods, hunting and fishing. He had a humble Christian faith and a fervent desire to serve the Lord through his family and church. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John in the Town of Grover, he was a member of the St. Johns Mens Club. After he retired, he served on the WELS Builders for Christ team for 14 projects.
He is survived by his wife Edna, Pound; his children Pastor John (Donna) Zeitler, Belle Plaine, Minn., Marilyn (Gary) Buss, Appleton, Gerald Zeitler, Watertown, William (Susan) Zeitler and Annette (Jeffrey) Timm, both of Waukesha; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Kenneth (Thora) Zeitler, Monroe, Daniel (Marge) Zeitler, Coleman, Glen (Barbara) Zeitler, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Mildred (Dale) Berman, Peshtigo; sisters-in-law Marion Zeitler and LaVerne (Bob) Rouse, both of Pound and Marian Zeitler, Coleman and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters-in-law, Rhoda Zeitler and Shari Zeitler; brothers, Ellsworth, Earl, Arno, Gerhardt and Merlin Cub; sisters-in-law, June Zeitler, Dorothy Zeitler, Mary Zeitler and Viola Hartwig and a brother-in-law, Lester Hartwig.
Visitation will be at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, in the Town of Grover, Peshtigo on Friday, Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to the time of the Christian Funeral Service at 11 a.m. with Rev Charles Learman officiating. Military rites will be performed by the Coleman American Legion with burial at St. Johns Church Cemetery in Grover. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Johns Lutheran Church or to the Parkinsons Support Group.