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Edgar H. Zysset

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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Imet Edgar online. He was a very nice man and loved the company of a nice lady. He love his cat and always told him when it was bed time.His ice maker went out oh his refrigerator one day, You thought the world was coming to the end. I told him to get the # off the unit, so I could find out if it was in stock.It was an older model. I found it and ordred it to be delivered to his home in Swanton.He called and said it was there, so could I come and install it.I hurried down to Swanton. to get it in.He couldn't believe a woman could do it. I showed him I knew what I was talking about.

marilyn henricks Jun 17 2017 12:00 AM

The good Lord wanted Edgar home and I know why, A wonderful man he will be missed. 73 Edgar

Thomas Servoss KC8UOM Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM

Zysset family: I work for the Swanton Police Department, and remember distinctly the day, in 2015, that Mr. Zysset came into our department to get some assistance with a problem. Thankfully the problem was resolved in a positive way for him. However, on a personal note I will always remember that visit, and the talk that I had with him. He was an extremely intelligent, warm and charming man, so full of kindness and good that you could see it in his very smile and in the way he spoke. I could have easily spoken to him for hours. Sometimes you only have to meet a person once to be thankful for the meeting, and hope that you will cross paths again. Mr. Zysset was that kind of person, and the world is a better place because of him. Remember all the wonderful memories that you have with him. They will carry you through. I know that I will remember him ! Thanks for sharing him ! Take care. God bless your family !

Mary Smith Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM