Obit: Zuercher, Jack (1921 - 2002)

Contact: George Plautz

----Source: The Stanley Republican November 21, 2002

Jack Zuercher 1921-2002

Jack Zuercher, 81, Stanley, passed away on Nov. 12 at Victory Medical Center in Stanley.

Jack was born on April 24, 1921, in the town of Wadena, Iowa, the son of Fred and Glenna Eish Zuercher. He grew up in Northeastern Iowa and West Central Wisconsin, attending area schools. He spent two years working in the CC camps and then served in the Army-Air Force in New Guinea in World War II. After that he spent 27 years around Bentonville, Ark., and enjoyed his Ozark Hills and friends there.

Jack was united in marriage to Lorrayne Asselin on November 30, 1981 in Miami, Oklahoma. Jack loved to play his guitar and sing country and gospel music. He also loved to write his InchNote stories and poems, and spend time with family and friends.

Jack is survived by wife, Lorrayne; his children, Forest of Arizona, Georgia and Jack Taylor of Des Moines, Iowa; Jackie and Herb Quayle of Mount Pleasant, Randy of Oelwein, Iowa, Violet and DaVon Schlegal of Janesville, Esther and Richard Rosemeyer of Thorp and Jerry and Marge Asselin of Janesville; 20 grand children; 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie (Frank) Ball of Rushville, Iowa, Zana (Robert) Cooper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and in-laws, Glen and Olinda Lewallen, William and Laura Lewallen, William and Laura Lewallen, Claire and Barbara Lewallen, Jack and Karen Lewallen, all of Stanley, Myra Borden of Mesquille, Texas, Adeline and Robert Velie of Ozark, Mo., Arnold and Norma Lewallen of Eau Claire and David and Sheryl Lewallen of Minnesota.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents; one step-son, Albert Asselin; and three sisters; Marion, Maude and Leona Zuercher.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 14 at the Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Pastor John Sindler officiated.



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