Eldon William Zeller, 82, of East Grand Forks, MN, died Friday, May 13, 2016 (Feast of Our Lady of Fatima), at Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, MN.
Eldon was born September 22, 1933, in Paxico, KS, the son of William and Collette (Muckenthaler) Zeller. He grew up in Kansas and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan where he received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned a MS degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri University. He married Cleo Leinen on September 15, 1956 (Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows), in Kansas City, KS. He served his country from 1956–1978 in the US Air Force. From 1978–1997, he was the administrator of the physical plant for United Hospital, Grand Forks.
Eldon is survived by his wife Cleo of Crookston, MN; children, Therese (Joseph) Warmus of Sherack, MN, Mary Grace (Gordy) Wurtz of Thompson, ND, Jolene (Brian) Dodson of Sycamore, IL, Bill (Kirsten) Zeller of Grand Forks, Ernie Zeller of Snohomish, WA; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Connie Zeller of Blaine, MN, and sister-in-law Barbara Zeller of Prairie Village, KS; siblings, Judy Campbell of Omaha, NE, Myron (Priscilla) Zeller of Goddard, KS, Jane Churchman of Mission, KS, Darrell (Mary Fran) Zeller of Overland Park, KS, and June (Stanley) Thibault of St. George, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Omer, and brothers-in-law James Churchman and Bernard Campbell.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. with a 6:30 prayer service, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.
INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota