George Robert Zielinski
Oct. 17, 1946 Ė Sept. 11, 2010
George Robert Zielinski found peace Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at age 63.
He is survived by a daughter, Heather Ann (Ed) Steckley; life partner, Sue
Semrad; former wife, Maureen Zielinski; cousin, Richard Pasyak; nieces,
Stephanie and Natalie Pasyak; pal, Murphy; as well as countless friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, George T. and Sarah Zielinski;
and devoted hound, Harley.
A father, artist, guitarist, pilot, fisherman, avid reader, golfer and
friend, George was always up for sharing a toast, a laugh and warm
George proudly served our country in Vietnam from 1966-67 as a pilot in
the U.S. Air Force and was awarded a Purple Heart. George was also 1st
vice commander of the New Berlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5716 and
served regularly on the VFW Honor Guard. George was a very noted and
published artist of military hardware, in particular, airplanes from a
variety of nations. A number of special paintings recognizing each of the
armed services decorate the VFW hall. He recently collaborated with friend
and author Ron Werneth on the book, "Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold
Stories of Japanís Naval Airmen." George was also a longtime member
of the Wisconsin wing of the Commemorative Air Force of the U.S.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at
Miller-Reesman Funeral Home, 620 15th Ave., Union Grove. A graveside
service will follow at 2 p.m. at Union Grove Veteranís Memorial
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are greatly appreciated.
Miller-Reesman Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information,
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