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“I am so sorry to hear the loss of your father he was a wonderful man ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Linda Rose - NEENAH, WI - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are for all Ed's family. He sure looks like my dad Bill. Love Becky Goshorn(Zettler) ”
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Edward Zettler, 86, passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Center-Neenah with his family faithfully by his side. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Eback). They were married May 27th, 1953 and shared many wonderful years together. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota, he was the son of John and Minnie Zettler. He attended school until the 8th grade and after he graduated, Ed continued to help his family on the farm. Ed then decided to served in the Army National Guard around 1951. As the years past he met his late wife Pauline, where he courted her for a while and then married to start their own family. After some time Ed and Pauline moved to Wisconsin around 1959 to work on a farm and a quarry until he found a better job. He finished his career at the Neenah Foundry and retired after 34 years. Ed also had his own lawn service and enjoyed repairing small engines in his free time. Ed was a very special man and was not only a wonderful father to his seven children but a father figure for many of this grandchildren. Not only was he an amazing father, and amazing friend, son, brother, grandfather, great- grandfather and great- great grandfather and was an ultimate role model to all. Ed lived his life to the fullest. He attended St. Gabriel Parish in Neenah and had many hobbies, but loved woodworking, and playing pinochle the most. You would often find Ed out in his garage working on tractors and other small engines. He also enjoyed spending his free time with his very special friend Anita Nollenberg. Ed preceded in death by his Wife Pauline Zettler, Brother William Zettler, and Granddaughter Crystal Rose Grones Ed survived by his special friend Anita Nollenberg, Sister Mary Hoffard, Brother John Zettler, Mikkel (Judy) Zettler, Children Shirley (Norman) Groeschel, Louise Ropella, Vivian Henriksen, George ( Karen) Zettler, Gloria Grones, Edward Jr (Lori) Zettler, Thomas (Kris) Zettler, Grandchildren Tim (Mandi) Groeschel, Norman Groeschel, Rebecca Stewart, John Ropella, Robin (Aaron) Ahlswede, Joy Zettler, Todd (Kim) Olski, Noel Zettler, Mitchell Robert, Ashley (Josh) Guitzuk, Andrew (Rachel) Grones, Ashley Anderson, Elizabeth Boneski, Sarah Boneski, Joseph Boneski, Mariah Boneski, and Hanna Boneski. Great grandchildren Kaila Groeschel, Austin Groeschel, Erik Vanprice, Reilly Klatt, Dallas Court, Dylan Kratz, Nathanial Ward, Hayden Ahlswede, Reily Velpel, Karlee Olski, Alec Olski, Noah Gritzuk, Paisley Gritzuk, Charlotte Grones, Julia Gones, and his Great Great Granddaughter Adalynn Witt-Kratz. The visitation will be held from 9am - 10:30am on April 22nd, 2017 at St. Gabriel Parish Located at 900 Geiger st Neenah Wi 54956 with funeral service to follow at 10:30 am. Online condolences can be made at www.wichmanfargo.com