Kenneth Eugene Zwirlein, 66

Kenneth Eugene Zwirlein, 66, of Slinger, passed away April 15, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice.

Ken was born on May 20, 1949, to Eugene and Margaret (nee Konrath) Zwirlein. He graduated from Slinger High School in 1967 and married Kathleen (nee Laubenheimer) on Sept. 19, 1970. Ken worked as truck driver for Princl Transfer for 16 years and drove for other trucking companies for 14 years. He hauled milk for Larry Mueller part time for many years and worked in local factories. He supported his family and took care of his home. He was a fan of watching NASCAR and Milwaukee Brewers games. He was a retired member of the Slinger Volunteer Fire Department.

Ken is survived by his children, Kurt (Samantha Heiman) and Kim (Brian Cesar). He is further survived by a brother, Tom (Chris) Zwirlein of Colorado Springs; sister, Judy Zwirlein; sister-in-law, Judy Zwirlein of Nashota; brother-in-law, Richard (Ruth) Laubenheimer; mother-in-law, LaVern “Torchie” Laubenheimer; granddaughter, Morgan Zwirlein; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Kathleen on March 28, 2016. Also preceding him were his parents, Eugene and Margaret Zwirlein; father-in-law, Stanley “Bloof” Laubenheimer; brother, Paul Zwirlein in 1997; and nephew, Michael Zwirlein in 2010.

At Ken’s request, no formal services will be held.

A special thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital and The Kathy Hospice for their care of Ken in his final days.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.