Zettler, Melvin J. (1917 - 1977)






----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner 02/09/1977



Funeral services for a well known Loyal, Clark County resident, Melvin J. Zettler, will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Chester Osowski officiating.

Mr. Zettler, 59, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 1977. He had been in ill health for several years.

Mel Zettler was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Marathon County and received his education at Athens.

On June 19, 1938, he was married to Gladys Reynolds at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester.

The Zettlers moved to Loyal in 1938, and he began working for Stock Chevrolet Company. For 22 years he worked for Swede Neuman's Bar and for 15 years worked part time at the Loyal Post Office as a sub carrier and postal clerk. He also worked as a salesman for Midway Chevrolet at Owen. Mr. Zettler was a former alderman for the City Of Loyal and was undersheriff for Clark County from 1960 1962.

He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Loyal Fired Department and the Loyal Lions Club.

Surviving is his wife Gladys two sons, Ted, Merrill and Gerald, Loyal one daughter, Judy, Loyal three brothers, Martin and Frank, Athens, and Arnold, Point Rena, Calif. three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Mauer, San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Peter (Dolores) Boris, Athens, and Mrs. Norbert (Bernice) Calmes, Abbotsford as well as eight grandchildren.

His parents, Frank and Josephine, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Rinka Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A P.C.C.W. rosary will be said at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) and a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.

Pallbearers are Robert Bredlau, Bernard Auberg, Robert Zettler, Thomas Zettler, Timothy Zettler and Perry Oestreich.



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