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Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Complete Obituary
Charles Zizelman
  Charles W. Zizelman, 94, Rockford, died at 9:24 a.m. Aug. 19, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born Jan. 12, 1915, in Mercer County to Chris and Edith Bertha Brush Zizelman. On Jan. 8, 1937, he married Norma B. Germann, who survives in Rockford.
Other survivors are a daughter, Marjorie (Earl) Brodbeck, Celina; a daughter-in-law, Esther Zizelman, Rockford; a sister, Mabel (Cloyd) Boroff, Celina; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, George Zizelman; and three sisters, Ruby Priddy, Marie Finley and Edna Zizelman.
He was a farmer, who lived all his life in Rockford. He was a member of Friends Chapel, Rockford, the Rockford Fraternal Order of Eagles, a past member of the Mercer County Farmers Union and the Hopewell Grange, Celina.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Steve Howell officiating. Burial is at Friends Chapel Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Friends Chapel or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences can be sent to www.ketchamripleyfh@embarqmail.com.
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