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Joseph George Zeien

January 7, 1919 March 20, 2018
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Obituary for Joseph George Zeien

Joseph George Zeien, 99, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, March 20, at La Porte City Specialty Care Center.

He was born January 7, 1919, in New Hampton, the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Pierre Zeien. He married Margaret Mary Welter on September 18, 1945 in Waterloo and she died February 26, 1998.

Joseph served in the United States Army during World War II. He owned and operated Joe Zeien Sand & Gravel until 1979. He enjoyed farming, until retiring in 2013.

Survivors include: his son, Thomas (Marsha) of La Porte City; five grandchildren, Sherri (Duane) Hopper, Melanie (Jay) Bean, Annette Zeien, Machelle Zeien, and Brian Zeien; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta Courtney of Ottumwa and Barbara Nathanson of St. Paul, Minn; a sister-in-law, Rosie Marie Weber of Hemet, Calif; many nieces and nephews; a special friend, Anecia Strubel.

Preceded in death by; two sons, Joseph and Michael Zeien; two brothers, Ralph and Henry Zeien; a sister, Theresa Kapler.

Services: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waterloo, with burial in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City. Full military rites will be conducted by La Porte City American Legion USS San Diego Post 207, assisted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Public visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the church.

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4:00 PM 4/3/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/3/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

4 pm rosary. Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church.

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 4/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

627 West Fourth Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
627 West Fourth Street Waterloo 50701 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details


Westview Cemetery Final Resting Place

123 Palmer Drive
La Porte City, Iowa 50651

123 Palmer Drive La Porte City 50651 Iowa
United States

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