Obituary for Harold Zieher

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Harold J. Zieher, 92, Hewitt, WI passed away Saturday May 14, 2022 at House of the Dove, Hospice House in Marshfield, WI.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Rembs Funeral Home followed by a special service for Harold at 2:30 pm. The service will be livestreamed at Burial will take place at Arpin Cemetery at a later date.

Harold was born October 7, 1929 in Arpin, WI to Otto and Kathryn (Proesel) Zieher.

He married Dona Erickson on April 27, 1953 in Hewitt, WI and just weeks ago, we were able to celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary.

Harold grew up in Arpin on a dairy farm and, as he was needed on the farm, he chose not to graduate from high school. After his marriage to Dona, they took over the family farm and continued dairy farming until retirement. During retirement he raised cattle, in addition to helping many local farmers with his custom baling.  He loved to fix, modify, or repair anything and everything.  There was nothing he couldn’t fix, farm equipment, vehicles, bikes, toys or shoes, the list is endless.  He never hired out for anything as he always found a way to make things work.  He was a busy man with his dairy farm and all the chores, but none of that could be done without his nap after lunch every day.  However, with all the work of a dairy farmer, and except for the daily milking, Sunday was the day there was no fixing or repairing to be done as that was the day for Dona and “Harry” to spend time with the family, usually visits to the grandparents.

Harold, along with his family, are proud of his dedication to the Arpin Volunteer Fire Department where he was awarded a plaque for his 40 years of service.

Harold loved his kids and was so proud of them all.  He also loved his little dog, Tina, who accompanied him on his daily scooter rides on the Hewitt-Marsh Trail.  After Tina’s recent passing he just had to have another dog, so Dixie was brought in to join him until his passing. His dogs were always at his side or on his lap while watching every NASCAR race—his favorite sport. After his busy life on the farm, Harold and Dona loved their new home in Hewitt and it also brought them right back to the place where they were united in marriage.

He is survived by Dona, his wife, his son; Gary (Debbie) Zieher of Marshfield, and daughters; Cindy (Richard) Weiler of Vesper, Debbie (Alan) Haupt of Arpin, Jackie (Kevin) Williams of Auburndale, Cheryl (Russell) Altman of Arpin and Tara (Jade) Tryba of Plover.  Grandchildren; Clint (Kristin) Weiler, Chelsea (Tom) Onchuck, Nathan (Michelle) Weiler, Jessa (Jared) Reigel, Cortney (Cody) Rustik, Jade (Travis) Mikshowsky, Logan Altman, Shane and Shelby Tryba.  Great-grandchildren; Louie, Charlie, Jaxson, Jarrett, Jayla, Wyatt, Brianna, Colton, Carson, Max, Harvey, Harrington, William and Mora.  He is also survived by brother-in-law, Norman (Pat) Erickson of Hayward and brother-in-law Bob (Donna) Erickson of Springbrook. Nieces and nephews, Tom Zieher, Sue Matthews, Julie (John) Weinzierl, Laura (Bill) Rusk, Weston (Deirdre) Erickson, Dan (Erika) Nicholson, Nancy (Rob) Neuwirth and Brian Erickson.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Shirley Zieher, brother and sister-in-law Glen and Jean Zieher, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Ole and Ruth Erickson, sister-in law Betty Nicholson, and niece, Lynn (Erickson) Gaetz.

The family would like to thank the Compassus Home Health, Compassus Hospice Care and staff at the House of Dove, for all the ways they helped Harold and his family, especially Dealee, Miranda, Brooke, Jackie, Amanda , Kathy, Grace and Kristen.

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