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Ronald Zitzman Sr.

January 10, 1927 March 4, 2019
Ronald Zitzman Sr.
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Obituary for Ronald Zitzman Sr.

Ronald Zitzman Sr., age 92, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah. He was born January 10, 1927, to Arthur and Edna (Rutz) Zitzman in Morristown, Minnesota. He lived and worked on the farm until he enlisted in the United States Navy.

In the Navy, he worked as a heavy equipment operator in the C.B.’s. He spent one year in the Aleutian Islands and twenty eight months in the Philippines and Subic Bay. Following his honorable discharge, he worked road construction. In 1962, he was employed at Fort McCoy and worked 31 years as a Supervisor on heavy equipment.

After retirement, he worked at Country Inn in Sparta, WI. Ron enjoyed playing cards, pool, baseball, football and watching auto racing and NASCAR, especially at Talladega. Ron was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed over 70 years of deer camp with his sons. He loved his trips to Canada to walleye fish with his brother, Bud and sons. He was also a big collector of hats from various construction jobs, Seabees and a special hat from Withrow Trucking in Ontario.

Ron attended the Open Door Church in Tomah. He was a member of the Tomah DAV and American Legion Post 100 of Sparta. His family referred to him as “Mr. Fix It”, repairing almost anything that broke. He was always a hard worker and now his rest time has come, leaving his friends and family with a lot of great stories. Blessed be the memory of Ronald Zitzman.

He is survived by his wife, Jean of Tomah, WI, his children, Ron (Jackie) Zitzman Jr., Greg (Brenda) Zitzman, Mary Jo Jacowski, Sheila (Wendel) Lawrence and Grant (Helen) Zitzman, 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edna, and his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Ann Zitzman.

Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Burial will follow at a later date. Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations of school supplies or backpacks may be given in Ron’s memory to the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Mar

9:00 AM 3/9/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home

2224 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home
2224 Superior Avenue Tomah 54660 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Mar

11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/9/2019 11:30:00 AM
Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home

2224 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home
2224 Superior Avenue Tomah 54660 WI
United States
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