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David L. Zenk

David L. Zenk, age 83, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020, at the Fulton County Health Center.  He was born May 1, 1937 in Swanton, Ohio to Edward and Florence (Miller) Zenk.  David was a 1955 graduate of Swanton High School and attended Bowling Green State University.  On December 26, 1962, he married his childhood sweetheart, Carol Welter, at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton.

David worked for BRC Rubber Products in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, retiring in 2015.  He was a member of St. Caspar's Catholic Church in Wauseon and the Knights of Columbus.  David will be remembered as a talented carpenter and woodworker, who also took pride in his garden and enjoyed yard work.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol; his siblings, Harold (Diane) Zenk, Ivan (Charlene) Zenk, Helen Bateson, Janet Pawlaczyk, Diane Brown and Patricia (Michael) Bergquist; brother-in-law, Charlie (Darlene) Welter; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Florence Zenk, father and mother-in-law, Jacob and Esther Welter; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Bateson, Aloysius Pawlaczyk and Richard Welter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Caspar's Catholic Church in Wauseon is pending at this time.  Interment will follow at Marygrove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.




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Carol, sorry to read of your husbands passing You were always a blessing. I know you will have many fond memories once your grieving finishes in due time.

Shirley (Wilson) Tulk Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Know Dave since I was a little girl. Always a true gentleman with a neat smile. Sad to hear of his passing..

Dianne Pinkelman Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

We will miss you Dave on Monday nights at the Circle of Friends Music sessions in Delta...your friends in Wauseon, Ohio
Michael Herr and Norma Thomas-Herr

Norma Thomas-Herr Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of David's passing. You and he have been missed at our monthly luncheons and we hope you are doing ok Carol. Please keep in touch and call (419-902-2156) if we can help you out with anything. Love, Janet (Valerius)Nieman and Harold Nieman.

janet m Adams nieman(Valerius) Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM