Zweifel, Edward J.
PLATTEVILLE - The cycle of life has come full circle for Edward J. Zweifel, who left us on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. May those who cared for him join his family in wishing him peace, love, and joy on his eternal journey to reunite with those whom he loved and have gone before. Services celebrating Ed's life will be held on Monday, July 19, at the PLATTEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Platteville, Wis. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Cobb, Wis. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the church. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Edward entered the world on Oct. 26, 1940, the son of Homer and Helen (Frick) Zweifel, in New Glarus, Wis. His formative years were spent in New Glarus and Montello, Wis. He graduated from Warren High School, Warren, Ill., in 1958. Edward earned bachelor's and master's degrees from UW-Platteville. He was proud of his Swiss heritage and wrote his thesis on Swiss immigration into Wisconsin. While at Platteville, Edward met and married his one true love and life's companion, Mary Marjorie Dresden. Eddie and Marge were married June 6, 1965, at the First United Methodist Church, Platteville. They made their home in East Troy. Together they lovingly raised their two children, Mark and Julie, and enjoyed 35 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2000.
Edward was a teacher at Parkview Middle School in Mukwonago, Wis., for 38 years. An outstanding educator, he influenced the lives of countless students. After retirement, he and Marge returned to Platteville. Ed was a member of the Laflin/St. James Masonic Lodge #247 and the Platteville United Methodist Church. His years after retirement were devoted to his family. He found immense joy in sharing the day-to-day experiences of his children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Ed was exceptionally kind and compassionate, and he cared deeply about those he loved. He celebrated their milestones and achievements and shared the burden of their sorrows. Ed will live on in the hearts of those he loved and who loved him.
Edward is survived by two children, Mark (Naomi Courtemanche) Zweifel of Minneapolis and Julie (John) Pluemer of Platteville; two granddaughters, Rana Mary (David) Pluemer-Connors and Kallena Ann Pluemer; one sister, Sandra Kilbride-Becker; one brother, Zane Zweifel; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Marilyn Dresden, Doug (Linda) Dresden, Barbara Strohm and Dorilee (Mark) Miller; and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife; his parents; father- and mother-in-law, Clair and Anna Dresden; brothers-in-law, George Kilbride, Carlton Dresden, Jerry Strohm and Richard Becker; nephew, Mike Kilbride, and niece, Phyllis Dresden.