G. W. "Bill" Zitelman
Birth date: April 11, 1935
Death date: February 6, 2012
Age 76 - Scandia, MN, passed away on February 6, 2012, Bill last walked on the surface of this world to walk in the world of those who passed before him: his father George, his mother Laura, and his wife Jane. He leaves behind those who also shared his passion for life: his sister Judy (Bill) Combs, sons Scott (Kim), Bryan (Michelle), grandchildren Zac (Jami), Eric, Jennifer (Josh), many wonderful great-grandchildren, and his very special, caring friend, Christina Giorgi. Bill received his degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from UW Stout. He was a long time employee of Ford and the Bureau of Engraving. Bill embraced life as a firefighter, scuba rescue diver, race car driver, pilot, Scoutmaster, inventor, boat captain, hunter and fisherman. He was a friend and mentor to his family and will be missed beyond words.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorials to the University of Wisconsin - Stout Scholarship Fund and/or Anoka-Ramsey Community College Scholarship Fund.
Memorial service to be held Sunday, February 12th, noon to 4:00 p.m. at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minnesota.