Dale Zingsheim, 80|
(Dale) Zingsheim, 80, of Campbellsport, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at
Hospice Home of Hope, with his wife Lois at his side, after a lengthy
illness. Cremation has followed. He was born March 7, 1932, in the town
of Addison to Leander and Francis Zingsheim. On Dec. 17, 1985, he
married Lois E. Weiland of St. Kilian.
A veteran of the Korean War, Dale served with the U.S. Army for two
years. After the military, he worked at Gehl Company for 30 years and
was a bartender at the Fireside Restaurant, Allenton, for many years.
For the last 26 years, Dale’s life has revolved around his business,
family and friends. From 1980-2005, he and Lois owned and operated The
Amber Hotel in Campbellsport. Their success at re-establishing The Amber
into a local anchor, which served the community and visitors, was a
highlight in Dale’s life. The business often was chosen for family
celebrations and milestones. Friday nights found Dale behind the bar,
practicing his lifelong skills as a well-known bartender, ensuring The
Amber guests could relax after a long week. In 1989 and 1996, Dale and
Lois were presented with the WRA Outstanding Restaurateurs of the Year
awards. Dale always held a special place in his heart for his employees
and devoted customers.
In his free time, Dale enjoyed his favorite country artist George Jones,
humming along to favorite tunes as he pursued hobbies of golfing,
fishing and bowling. A fisherman who learned the art from his father,
Dale was especially proud of serving the fish he caught and had smoked.
Bowling provided a different challenge, with a highlight being a 300
game. He enjoyed his passion for golf with Jack Pesch, his best friend,
who was present when Dale scored a hole in one. Whenever possible, the
two played many rounds of golf in the Campbellsport area and on the
Arizona golf courses. Upon retirement, Dale could be seen mowing the
fairways of Auburn Bluffs. Some of the most cherished memories of Dale
are how much he enjoyed visiting and sharing good food and drink with
all who spent time with him.
In addition to his business life, Dale was a member of the Fohl-Martin
Legion Post 483, the Campbellsport Lions Club, Campbellsport Chamber of
Commerce and St. Matthew’s Parish, and served two terms on the
Campbellsport Village Board. Dale is survived by Lois, his spouse of 28
years; his six children: Paul (Amy) of Jackson; Pattie Stoffel of
Whitefish Bay; Steve (special friend Val) of Slinger; Sandy (Joe) Wisth
of Hartford; Scott (Brenda) of Grayslake, Ill., and Pam O’Hearn (special
friend Jeff) of Fond du Lac; his grandchildren Aaron, Amanda, Nicki,
Brett, Christopher, Kristy, Gabriel, Alexandria, Savannah, Olivia,
Samantha, and Justin; his great-grandchildren Kayle, William, Wesley,
Chase and Bentley; his sisters Marian Pfeifer of Kewaskum, Joan (Sonny)
Held of Neosho; and Joyce Hart of West Bend; his brother Gerald (Judy)
of Minocqua; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weiland of St. Kilian; sisters-
in-law Diane Weiland of Mt. Calvary; and Jane (Jim) Hutchinson of
Pickett, and brother-in-law, Pat Hare of St. Kilian; and many nieces,
nephews, and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Leander Zingsheim;
his brother Richard; brothers-in-law Dale Hart and Bill Pfeifer;
father-in-law Leander O. Weiland; sister-in-law Bonnie Weiland-Hare; and
his good golfing buddy Jack Pesch.
Visitation is Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, from noon-4 p.m., at Twohig
Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., Campbellsport. A service celebrating
Dale’s life and military rites will be held from 4-5 p.m., at the
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Hospice Home of Hope, the
Ambulatory Infusion Center at St. Agnes Hospital and the Central
Wisconsin Cancer Program Fond du Lac Center for their compassionate care
of Dale throughout the last two years and his final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be addressed to Hospice Home of Hope,
Fond du Lac, the Ambulatory Infusion Center at St. Agnes Hospital and
the Campbellsport Lions Club. The family encourages all who knew and
cherished Dale to donate blood, thus continuing the gift of life, which
he so enjoyed.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online
guestbook and condolences at