Arthur "Art" Zillig

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Arthur "Art" Glen Zillig
3/23/1924 - 3/17/205
Arthur Glen (Art) Zillig passed away Tuesday evening with his wife and daughter at his side. He had been in failing health since about the first of this year. Art was born March 23, 1924, son of John W. and Laura (McLaughlin) Zillig, in Ainsworth, Nebraska. In 1928 the family moved to a farm in South Dakota. Art started school in a one room, one teacher school house. In 1936 the family moved to Homedale, Idaho where he completed his schooling, graduating from Homedale High School in 1941. The next year he went to work at Benicia Arsenal in Benicia, California. In December 1942 Art enlisted in the Army Air Corp. After Basic training at Ft. Lewis, Washington he continued training at Madison, Wisconsin and St. Petersburg, Florida before shipping out to the Pacific in July 1943. Art was a radio man in the Signal Corp and served with Australian troops in and around New Guinea as well as tiny atolls in that area. He was discharged in November 1945. Returning to Homedale, he worked in the Heating and Sheet Metal business. In 1948 he became manager of a Standard Oil Station in Nampa until 1957 when he went to work for Idaho Employment Service in Caldwell. Later he became manager of Employment offices in Grangeville and Sandpoint, as well as Nampa, Idaho. In the early 70's he went to Alaska where he was Manager of the Employment Service Office in Anchorage. When he retired in1983, he was Director of the Department of Labor at Juneau, Alaska. After 17 years in Sun City West, Arizona they returned to Nampa where they spent their final two years at Karcher Estates.
Art is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cindy; daughter, Laura (Clint) Murphy of Nampa; step daughter, Kelly Ann Getzan and granddaughter, Shaley Madruga, both of California; grandsons, Randy (Heather) Hoshaw and Chad Murphy of Nampa; great grandchildren, Brandon, Hunter and Aspen Hoshaw; sisters, Faye Jones of Wilder and Dorothy Teel of San Luis Obispo, California; and numerous nieces, nephew and grand nieces and nephews; and his former wives, Bessie Dorris and Neoma Donica.
Art was preceded in death by a cousin raised as his brother, Lloyd McLaughlin; and former wife, Norma Morgan.
Private family viewing was held at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday March 24th at Alsips and Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave South, Nampa with burial to follow at Wilder Cemetery. Please visit to leave condolences and share memories for the family.


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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 22, 2015
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