January 21, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM
January 21, 2018
- 2:00 PM
Walter Arthur Zitzow died on January 14, 2018 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo, ND with his wife by his side. Walter was born on August 13, 1931 to William (Bill) and Frieda (Thom) Zitzow at Vergas, MN. He attended school and graduated from Perham High School. He had six brothers and one sister and grew to manhood working with his dad and brothers. He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.
He married the love of his life, Ethelyn Ann Pederson on October 23, 1955. They were blessed with three children: Cheryl, Chad, and Todd. They made their home in Fargo while he worked at Eide Construction and then started his own business, Zitzow Construction with his son, Chad. He was a man of nature. He loved being outside and enjoying nature. He especially enjoyed being at the cabin on West McDonald Lake. We could find him at the lake doing his loon call!!! His greatest joy was being with his family and friends and sharing in their lives. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and served as elder for many years.
Walter is survived by his loving wife, Ethelyn Ann Zitzow; three children, Cheryl (Frank) Schindler of Barnesville, MN; Chad (Diane) Zitzow of Moorhead, MN; Todd Zitzow of Fargo, ND; four grandchildren, Cristy (Justin) Brosowske of Moorhead, MN; Cari (Matthew) Burnett of Alberta, MN; Cody (Caitlin) Zitzow of Frazee, MN; Mary Schindler of Fargo, ND: six great grandchildren, Dylan, Madison Selzler and Armour Brosowske and Jacoby, Jamis and Lana Burnett; two brothers, Wilmar (Marie) Zitzow; Elmer (Pat) Zitzow, sister-in-law Elvie Zitzow, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Erwin, Clifford, Alfred, and Vernie Zitzow, Sister Elsie Schultz, and great grandchild Jude Brosowske.