Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Obituary: Marvin W. Zukel

1949-2007

September 19, 2007

Services for Marvin Wayne Zukel, 58, of Tonganoxie, were Saturday, Sept. 15, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Zukel died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at home surrounded by family.

He was born July 22, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Alexander Hilary and Betty Elaine (Burton ) Zukel.

He was a longtime area resident, returning recently from El Dorado.

Mr. Zukel was a rural carrier and a union steward for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 2006. He had also worked for Wyandotte County Parks as a park ranger, for Piper Lake Club as a lifeguard and cabana boy, and for Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as a constable.

A stepson David Scheer, died earlier.

Survivors include his wife of four years, Kathy; three sisters, Dianna Showalter, Kim Schielz, and Tammy Hankins; five children: Jackie Mickelson, Jennie Huntsman, Lance Zukel, Corina Zukel and Grant Zukel; four stepdaughters: Christina Scheer, Beverly Scheer, Lisa Schwiezer and Theresa Scheer; and 20 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 701 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, KS 66112.

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