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Adolf G. “Cy” Zeisler, 94, died Tuesday, August 20th at his residence. He was born February 4, 1925 in Minocqua, Wisconsin to Reverend G. A. and Erna L. (nee Schmid) Zeisler.
Cy graduated from Bethesda Lutheran School and North Division High School in Milwaukee. After high school, he spent three years (June, 1943 – April 1946) during WW II with the US Army 42nd Rainbow Division’s 222nd Infantry Regiment, seeing action in the European Theater of Operations. During combat repelling a major German offensive, Cy earned the Bronze Star Medal from the United States and a Knighthood in the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest order for military merit bestowed by the French government. In its push towards Munich, the 222nd helped liberate over 30,000 prisoners of the Dachau Concentration Camp. After college, he worked in medical sales in Milwaukee and Madison and, after taking a position with E. R. Squibb & Sons, moved with his family to Racine. Cy was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on numerous Boards and Committees there.
Cy is survived by his two other children Susan Zeisler of San Jose, California, Steven (Carol) Zeisler of Hockessin, Delaware, daughter-in-law Christy Zeisler of Racine, Wisconsin, grand-daughters Rebecca (Andy) Stetson, Emily (David) Baroody, Natalee and Nicole Zeisler, sisters Dorothy Kuster and Ruth Seltrecht. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Adele (nee Mazzaroli) in 2008, his son William in 2015, his granddaughter Julia in 2016, his sister Erna (Alfred Ward), brother Paul (Dorothy Degner), sister-in-law Anna Mountjoy (Mazzaroli), brothers-in-law Richard Kuster, Bud (Truman) Seltrecht, and Robert (Betty Wilhoite) Mazzaroli.
Funeral services will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., on Saturday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Stephen Jennings officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2065 Geneva St., Racine 53402, or the charity of your choice.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.