Zipf, William A., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved father and grandfather passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 89 years. The son of the late Albert and Mary (Petrie) Zipf, William was born August 20, 1921 in Joliet, Illinois. He served in the U.s. Army during WW II. William married Catherine R. Parks on January 1, 1942. She predeceased him November 26, 2007. He was employed at Federal’s Department Store and Witbeck’s Appliance until his retirement in 1994. William was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling, being with friends and family. Surviving are two sons and one daughter, William Zipf Jr.; Susan and John Casey, Saginaw; Scott Zipf, Kalamazoo; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Bock, Jeffrey (Susan) Casey, Rebecca Zipf, Madeline Zipf and Scott Zipf; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice McRae. Honoring Mr. Zipf’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Cartwright Hospice Residence or St. Stephen Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. www.snowfuneralhome.net