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Frank W. Zamzow

Frank W. Zamzow

Frank W. Zamzow, age 87, of Appleton, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He was born on May 12, 1926, in Fond du Lac, to the late Frank and Erna (Buchholz) Zamzow. Frank was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church.

Following graduation from high school, he proudly served his country in the U. S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in the World War II European Theatre. After his discharge, Frank continued his education at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 1951, he began a 36-year career with Aid Association for Lutherans (Thrivent), retiring as the Assistant Treasurer on December 31, 1987.

On Pentecost Sunday, 1958, Frank was joined in marriage with Beverly Zick at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton. The ceremony was performed by Frank's childhood friend and neighbor, the Rev. Dr. Wayne Schmidt. It was at St. Paul where the couple became active members, serving in many capacities. Frank also served as Financial Secretary for many years and sang praises to the Lord in the church choir. Throughout his life Frank enjoyed many family vacations, traveling, playing golf and a friendly game of cards.

Frank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly, and two children; his son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Carol Zamzow, Freedom, and his daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Michael Pruett, Mankato, Minnesota; and his two grandchildren, Megan and Kady Zamzow. He is further survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Shirley Boettcher, Appleton, and their children, Lori (Dan) Oberstadt and Steve (Jane) Boetcher.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 N. Morrison Street, Appleton, with Rev. Donald Ninmer officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Frank's name to benefit St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church or Fox Valley Lutheran High School.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the pastors of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church and the staff of ThedaCare at Appleton Medical Center, for their wonderful care and compassion. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Rev. 2:10

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, 2013
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