Zoellner, Howard W., Seven Lakes, NC, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in North Carolina, age 90 years. Howard was born in Saginaw, Michigan June 17, 1921 the son of the late Walter and Elsa Zoellner. He was a graduate of Arthur Hill Technical High School and attended Delta College and General Motors Institute. He worked in the engineering department of Lufkin Rule Co. prior to serving in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. On March 6, 1945 he married Lola B. Baldwin of Kearney, Nebraska. She predeceased him. Howard spent 25 years of his engineering career with the Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors. He was initially in Product Design, then supervisor of the Experimental Engineering and Procurement Department and finally in Purchasing. His community involvement included Boy Scouting and school boards, as well as serving with various committees and visitation teams for Ames united Methodist Church, Saginaw and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Southern Pines, NC. If was after the passing of his loving wife, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage, that Howard moved from Michigan to Seven Lakes, where his son, Dr. Steven M. (Patti) Zoellner lives. Also surviving are his son, David H. Zoellner, Charleston, SC; daughter, Janet (Don) Peters, Bloomington, IL. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren adored their grandfather; Brandon, Morgan, Alexa, and Kara Zoellner, Seven Lakes, NC; Jennifer Zoellner( Zach) Marshall, Elizabethton, TN; Brian Peters, Los Angeles, CA and Suzie Peters (AJ) Hinthorn (Kaleigh and Cale), Bloomington, IL. He is also survived by his brothers, the Rev. Jack Zoellner, Scottsdale, AZ and Don Zoellner, Santa Barbara, CA. He felt blessed with family, friends and a fulfilled life. Howard will be remembered for his warm smile, quick wit and positive attitude. He was organized, detailed and independent; always an example to his family. A graveside service celebrating Howard’s life will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Mark Karls will officiate. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Howards’s preferred charity after the passing of his wife. www.casefuneralhome.com