Gary Zahn

Zahn, Gary E.

Gary E. Zahn, age 67, a Two Rivers resident, lost his struggle with cancer on Friday morning, January 10, 2014, with his family by his side.

Gary was born June 5, 1946 in Manitowoc, son of Marcella (Kust) Zahn and the late Edward and Erma (Hoeppner) Zahn. He graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1964. Gary served in the U.S. Army for three years serving during the Vietnam War stationed in Korea. On October 18, 1969, he married the former Gail Kruse in Two Rivers. Gary was employed with Mirro Aluminum Company for 36 years and DePere Cabinet for a few years. After retirement he worked for Assist-To-Transport. He enjoyed his sports: hunting, fishing, bowling, softball, golf, and horseshoes. He was an avid card player and enjoyed his trips to the casinos with his wife. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and many special friends but his pride and joy were his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife: Gail; one son: Ricky Zahn (Angela Scott); one daughter: Kelly (Teri Johnson "TJ"); five grandchildren: Jordan, Carter, Rylee, Jazmine, Kirra; his mother: Marcella; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Susan and Mark Ollendorf, Sharon and Keith Druckery, Sonia McCellan; mother-in-law: Carol Kruse and special friend Martin; sister-in-law: Molly and David Schultz; brother-in-law: Lee and Rosie Kruse; many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and special grandogs: Eyden, Snick and Eva.

He was preceded in death by one sister: Sandy Zahn; brother-in-law: Robert McCellan; father-in-law: Gerald Kruse; and a niece: Jackie Giese

Cremation has taken place at All-Care Cremation Center and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be Deacon Alan Boeldt. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

A special thank you from the family to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center for making Gary feel special and Aurora VNA. The Zahn family is grateful for all the love and support they received from all their family and friends. As Gary would say "We love you very much."

Funeral Home

Klein & Stangel Funeral Home
1420 22nd Street Two Rivers, WI 54241

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Jan. 12, 2014