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John W. Zweifel
NEW GLARUS - John "Chucky" Wilbert Zweifel, age 83 passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 17th, 1927 in New Glarus, WI to his parents Wilbert L. and Norma E. (Marty) Zweifel. Chucky graduated from New Glarus High School in 1945 and then served in the U.S. Navy and Company K 128th Infantry of the Wisconsin National Guard. On October 9, 1954 he married the love of his life Annie Stevens at the Congregational Church in West Auburn, Maine. Chucky worked with his father at New Glarus Cleaners until 1972. He also owned and operated Zweifel Jewelry and Gift Shop until his retirement in 2003. Chucky was a member of the Swiss United Church of Christ, the Stuessy Kuenzi Legion Post 141, Bowling League, Poker Club, and Pool League. He loved trout fishing and hunting with family and friends.

Chucky is survived by his son Brian (Brenda) Zweifel of Monticello, WI, a daughter Shelley (Kenneth) Breezer of New Glarus, WI, grandchildren Jordan Zweifel, Brandon, Derek, and Corey Breezer, Missy (Joe) Mathiot, and Michelle (Dedric) Justice, great grandchildren Alyshia, Keshawn, Marcus, Tia, Dylan, and Hanna, and a sister Jean Adams of Madison, WI, many nieces and nephews and his constant companions Sapphire and Coco.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert and Norma, wife Anne in 1991, sisters Lou Ann Christensen and Elaine Barlow.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the Swiss United Church of Christ, 18 5th Ave., New Glarus, WI with the Rev. Craig McMahon officiating with burial in the Swiss Church Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 6th Ave., New Glarus, WI.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Gedden Monroe Clinic, Drs Eichhorn, Christian, and Zalapa from the St Mary's Hospitalist Service and the nurses from 3SW for their compassionate care these past weeks.

He deeply loved his family and friends. We will miss you and will never forget you.

A memorial fund has been established in his memory.