John Zeiler (1942 – 2010)
John H. Zeiler, age 68 a resident of North Cape, WI died Thursday December 16th 2010 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.
John was born in Racine on March 27, 1942 to Henry and Helen (Duda) Zeiler. He married his high school sweetheart, Margie (Tuinstra) Zeiler on January 27, 1962. They would have been celebrating 49 years of marriage.
John was a very dedicated, hardworking man who made a career as an electrician. He worked for Magaw and Neu Electric, both out of Racine before becoming a Master Electrician and owning his own company, Zeiler Electric in 1982.
Since retiring in 2003, John has enjoyed golfing with friends, and traveling the U.S. every fall with his wife. It was a family tradition for the past twenty three years to enjoy summer vacations to Eagle River. He also enjoyed two special trips to Disney World with his children and grandchildren.
John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Family was very important to him. He thoroughly enjoyed and never missed an opportunity to watch all his grandchildren participate in their athletic events and various other activities.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife Margie, daughters Korina (John) Chart, Kim Ellie, and son in law John Ellie; grandchildren Ryan (Emily) Chart, Megan Chart, Jordan Chart, Collin Chart, Brianna Ellie, Tyler Ellie and Hayley Ellie; siblings Diane Danowski, Kathy Schattner, Elaine (Dick) Reesman, Mary (Mike) Spalding, Jim (Sue) Zeiler, Chuck (Marlene) Zeiler and Janet (Mark) Shimkus; Mother-in-law Myrtle Narlock; in-laws Lil (Roger) DeMoulpied, Connie (Jerry) Schweitzer, Bonnie (Rick) Lofgren, Jane (Tom) Arndt, Jean (Ken) Zeisse and Joan (Vick) Villarreal; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and father-in-law, Henry Tuinstra.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday December 19th 2010 at 4:00PM at Community United Methodist Church in Waterford WI. (455-South Jefferson Street, Waterford WI, 53185) Visitation will be held on Sunday at the church from 2:00PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.
Special thanks to Dr. Krouwer, nurses Debbie, Carol, and Paula at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Chaplain Paul and Shelley from Wheaton Franciscan Hospice.