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William E. Zirbel

October 12, 1942 January 17, 2018
William E. Zirbel
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Obituary for William E. Zirbel

William E. “Bill” Zirbel, age 75, of Sheboygan Falls, WI, passed away Wednesday Afternoon (Jan. 17, 2018) at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

He was born on October 12, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, a son of the late Elmer and Mabel (Lenius) Zirbel.

After graduating from Southern Door High School in 1960 he served in the United States Army National Guard.

On January 7, 1967, he married Sharon “Sherry” Feldmann at First United Church in Sheboygan. The couple was married until 1988.

Bill worked at Sheboygan County Comprehensive Hospital for several years and Prange’s Bakery in Sheboygan for 38 years.

Bill enjoyed spending time at his home with his family and coffee with his friends at McDonald’s.

Survivors include: Two Children: Todd (Jennifer) Zirbel of New Holstein and Sheila (Steve) Fermanich of Bartlett, TN; One Grandchild: Alyssa Fermanich of Bartlett, TN; One sister: Janice Schmidtke of Sheboygan Falls; Nephews: Jason (Sue), James, and Jeffrey Schmidtke; and His longtime friend: Earl Grunwald of Milwaukee.

Also survived by many cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Norman Schmidtke.

Following Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family Celebration of Life of Bill’s will take place.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Bill’s his name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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