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KINGSTON – Edward Earl Zirkle, 87, of Kingston, Ill., passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
Born Jan. 9, 1927, in Urbana, Ohio, the son of Earl and Lulu Florence (Weaver) Zirkle, he married Marlene Zugin; she preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1996.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Hampshire Specialty Products as a process engineer.
He is survived by his children, Sue Ann (John) Podgorski of Kingston, Raymond Charles (Marianne) Zirkle of Racine, Wis., and Robert (Angela) Zirkle of Grayslake; brother, Raymond Philip Zirkle of Putman Valley, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Nicole (Ernesto) Rodriguez, Christopher (Heather) Podgorski, Anna (Antonio) Davila, Joseph (Laura) Podgorski, John (Rebecca) Podgorski, Sean Zirkle, Patricia (Justin) Lowrance and Bradley Zirkle; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Stephanie Bagnuolo; two brothers, Bernard and Emil Zirkle; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Zirkle.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Cooper Quiram Chapel, 202 E. Main St., Genoa, with the Rev. E. Timothy Frick officiating. Visitation will be held at from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the funeral home.
For information, call 815-784-2518. To send a condolence or share a memory, visit
Published in Daily Chronicle on Jan. 15, 2014
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