Kenneth “Kenny” J. Zaehler, age 63, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Kenosha Estates Living Care Center, due to Cruetzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD). Kenneth was born in Racine, September 2, 1949, son of William and Constance (Nee: Thompson) Zaehler Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife of seventeen years, Lyn; son (step), Dan Wensing (Matthew Cole); mother, Connie Anderson; sister, Cindy Bushey; brother, Steve (Renae) Zaehler; mother-in-law, Marianne LaFournier; brothers-in-law, Jim LaFournier, Les Jensen; Aunt Beverly Thompson; his little dog, Zoe; several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Zaehler Jr.; sister, Cheryl Jensen; stepfather, Ralph Anderson; and brother-in-law, Duff Bushey.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment with full military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenny’s name can be made to: CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334 or to Orphaned Kanines, 1922 Kremer Ave, Racine, WI 53402.
A thank you to the nurses, aides and staff at Kenosha Estates and a big hug to Kenny’s Angel, Kim. Thank you to Season’s Hospice, especially, Jenny. Thank you to Dr. Paul Durbin and his staff for all the help along the way.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888