Obit: Zrutzkie, Harry G. #2 (1917 - 2011)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Bruesewitz, Kocian, Littelton, Meske, Zurtzkie


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, July 12, 2011, page 13


Zrutzkie, Harry G. (April 19, 1917 - July 4, 2011)


Harry G. Zrutzkie, 94, of Colby, passed away on July 4, 2011, at the Colonial Center in Colby with his family by his side. 


Harry was born April 19, 1917, in the Town of Holton to George and Gusta (Meske) Zrutsckie. 


He attended Rosedale Country School in the Town of Holton.


Harry married Margaret Kocian on June 24, 1939, at Saint Peter Lutheran Church Parsonage in Dorchester.


He was a cheesemaker for Klessig Cheese Factory, and for 17 years he worked for Packaging Corporation of America in Colby, retiring in 1978 and moving to Unity in 1979. 


Harry and Margaret had a three piece band where he played the drums. Throughout the area the band was known as Margenarys Melodires.


He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Colby and also a member of the Die Hard Chicago Cubs Fan Club. Harry was a great handyman who could fix almost anything. 


He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs baseball team, woodworking and dancing. 


Harry is lovingly survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Terry (Judith) Zrutsckie of Melbourne, FL; Linda Bruesewitz of Stratford; Dawn (Terry "Bub") Littleton of Unity and Dusty (Robbin) Zrutsckie of Medford; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-grand-grandchild. 


He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother; four sisters; great granddaughter, Zoey; son-in-law, Dennis Bruesewitz; grandson, Shane; and Pepsi, his beloved dog. 


A private family memorial service will be held. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. 


The family would like to thank the staff at the Colonial Center in Colby for the wonderful care Harry received while he was a resident there. 



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