Martin J. Zwieg

Feb. 3, 1931 Ė April 11, 2014

Martin J. Zwieg, age 83, of Ashippun, passed away on April 11, 2014, from complications of Parkinsonís disease at AngelsGrace Hospice. He was born on Feb. 3, 1931, in the Town of Lebanon to Joseph and Ella (Braunschweig) He married Shirley Martin on November 22, 1958.

He was baptized, confirmed, married and remained a lifelong member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Sugar Island. Martin was a dairy farmer and resided on the original Zwieg family homestead farm.

Martin is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; his three children, Kathy (Harold) Rennhack, Joseph (Lisa) Zwieg and Therese (Robert) Guenther; along with his six grandchildren, Brandon (Laci Broom) Rennhack, Kyle (Rachel) Zwieg, Kevin (Taylor) Zwieg, Jacob, Luke and Andrew Guenther; and one great-grandchild, Cash Martin Rennhack. Martin is further survived by his brothers and sister-sin-law, Diane Martin, Marion Martin, Rita Jungbluth, Roger and Betty Tremaine, Ed Martin, Jim and Barbara Kuehl, Suzie Martin Grulke, Jim and Jacky Martin, Christine Martin, Scott and Ginny Tremaine, Steve and Marge Martin, and Bob and Pat Bergman.

Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ella; his brother Harold; and his sister Margaret (Calvin) Neuhaus. He is further preceded in death by his brothers- and sistersin- law, Vilas and Joan Wittnebel, Ralph and Mae Martin, Richard Martin, Douglas Martin, Leo and Mary Komp, Joe Jungbluth, Thomas Martin and Michael Martin.

Over the years, he faithfully served St. Paulís church in a variety of positions. He served his country in the 2nd Marine Air Wing of the United States Marine Corps and was a proud life member of the Bartelme-Schwefel Marine Corps Detachment in Watertown.

Martin was also a member of the Oconomowoc American Legion Post 91. He was one of the founding members of the Sugar Island Sportsmen Club.

He enjoyed card playing, bowling, dartball, his Oliver tractors, and especially his wifeís good home cooking.

His lifelong interest in poultry and waterfowl was honored with the release of a pigeon at his burial.

He loved spending time with his family and was especially supportive of his grandsonís interests in sports and other activities.

As a farmer, he inspired all his grandsons to become involved in agriculture. His sense of humor, influence and support will be dearly missed.

Funeral services were held at St. Paulís Lutheran Church of Sugar Island on Tuesday, April 15, with Pastor Daniel Helwig presiding. Burial was at the parish cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the church or to the Bartelme-Schwefel Marine Corps Detachment of Watertown.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit