Earl H. Zabel

May 9, 1922 - Oct. 8, 2006

Earl H. Zabel of Mukwonago died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha. He was 84. Earl was born in Wauwatosa on May 9, 1922, the son of Otto and Rose (nee Braatz) Zabel.

On Nov. 18, 1986, he married Amelia Abel (nee Gaeth) at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mukwonago.

Earl was a proud employee of Miller Brewery for more than 31 years. He loved fishing, bird hunting, gardening, bowling and baseball.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia; his son, Earl Wayne (Kathryn); his grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) and Marla; his sisters, Loretta Brunette and Erna Gorichanaz; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Grace (nee Blum); a daughter, Wendy Darlene; his brothers, George, Edward, Walter, Arthur, Carl and Arno; and his sisters, Anita Krivanek and Elaine Zabel.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 211 Main St., Mukwonago. The Rev. Suellen Myers will officiate. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin. Please meet at the cemetery.

Schmidt & Bartlet-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services of Mukwonago, 363-7126, is serving the family.