Anton ?Tony? Zueger, age 84, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at MeritCare Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.
Tony was born on November 23, 1923 to Pius and Katherine (Reisenhour) Zueger on their family homestead at Sweet Brier, ND. He attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school in Mandan. Growing up, Tony worked for area farmers during the summers. As a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps he fought fires in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He joined the US Army in 1942 and served in North Africa and Italy. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Tony worked heavy construction, building bridges and dams for Rue, Schultz and Lindsay, Northern Improvement, Industrial Builders, and Wanzek Construction companies.
He married Arlene Ethel Peterson on August 26, 1947. They lived in Mandan, ND, Dilworth, MN for 17 years, and Embden, ND for 30 years. Tony was an avid gardener, handyman and loved doing yard work. After retirement, he and Arlene enjoyed traveling the United States in their motor home and spending time with the children and relatives at the lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Leo, John, Phillip; sisters: Matilde ?Tillie? Windsor, Rose Burrough, Betty Forciar, Minnie Kopp, Dorothy Kovar, an infant sister; and his grandson: Damon Zueger.
He is survived by his wife: Arlene; children: Patricia ?Patty? Johnson (Jerry) Battle Lake and Port Aranness, TX , Sherry Rousseau, Moorhead, MN, Douglas Zueger, Embden, ND, David Zueger (Marie), Fargo, ND, Marty Zueger, Moorhead, MN; two grandchildren: Jason Rousseau, Moorhead, MN and Sheila Zueger, Fargo, ND; siblings: Nick Zueger (Monica) Mandan, ND, George Zueger (Gloria) Seattle, WA, and Eddy Zueger (Joyce) Apache Junction, AZ.
Funeral: 2:00 pm Friday, August 22, 2008 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND.