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Edgar H. Zysset

October 28, 1927 — June 14, 2017

Edgar H. Zysset, age 89, of Perrysburg, Ohio, formerly of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 14, 2017 at Waterford Assisted Living at Levis. He was born October 28, 1927 in Biel, Switzerland to the late Karl and Martha (Niederer) Zysset, and he served in the Swiss Army.

Mr. Zysset came to the United States in 1957 as a mechanical engineer, working the majority of his years at Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. His success as a mechanical engineer led to him having multiple patents to his name, including the soda can pop tab (US 5232114 A).

While living in St. Cloud, Florida, Mr. Zysset was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and American Radio Relay League. He moved to the Toledo, Ohio area in 2004, most recently residing in Swanton, where he was a member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club and Delta United Methodist Church.

Mr. Zysset is survived by his son, Charles and wife, Sigrid Zysset and their daughter, Felicitas; his daughter, Aimee and husband, John Radcliffe and their children, Sade, Kai, and Giavanna; and his daughter, Marianne and husband, John Conte and their children, Sophia, Nicholas and Ella; and the mother of his daughters, Maureen Kirkby.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where services celebrating his life will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Teresa Wenrick officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Delta United Methodist Church, the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club or the Parkinson's Foundation of Northwest Ohio.


Residence: Perrysburg, Ohio; formerly of Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Wednesday, June 21st from 5 to 7 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm in the Funeral Home

Interment: Swanton Cemetery

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