Manly D. Zillmer

Manly D. Zillmer, 69, of West Bend died Friday, July 21, 2006 at the Kathy Hospice.

He was born Jan. 4, 1937 in Barronett to the late Herman and Florence (nee Holman) Zillmer, and married Dora M. Burrs on Sept. 30, 1961 in Barronett.

Manly graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1955.

Following his graduation, he entered he National Guard, serving as a volunteer and then a full-time employee until retiring in 1982.

In May of 1984, he and his son, Steve, started Unique Services in West Bend, which he co-owned until his death.

Manly was very active in the Boy Scouts, being a scoutmaster for 21 years.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dora; five children, Steven (Lisa) of West Bend, Tammy (Daniel) Widhammer of Colorado, Dawn (Jeffrey) Vorpahl of Kewaskum, Thomas of West Bend and David (Sharyl) of Kewaskum; and 10 grandchildren, Torin and Keenan Widhammer, Montana, Matthew and Michael Schicker, Autumn Vorpahl and Devyn, Dominic, Dawson and Donavan Zillmer.

He is further survived by three brothers, Lawrence of Wyoming, Darrell (Jackie) of Montana and Merton (Peggy) of Cable; three sisters, Ardith (Dick) Lester of Montana, Clarice Zillmer of Charlottesville, N.C. and Karen (John) Brinkmann of Hudson; his cat, Izzie; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Manly was preceded in death by his son, James; his granddaughter, Whitney Zillmer; his brother, Alan; and his sister, Donna Jansen.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Slinger, with Rev. Rick Lawrence officiating.

Inurnment will be in Washing-ton County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation at the church only will be Tuesday from 3 until 6:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, is serving the family.

Manly’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the ER staff at Aurora Health Center Washington County in Hartford, St. Luke’s SNICU staff, the sixth-floor staff at St. Luke’s Hospital and everyone at the Kathy Hospice for the kind and loving care given to Manly.