Melvin Zwickl |

Melvin Zwickl

Melvin J. Zwickl, 81, of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in Mesa.

He was born July 10, 1921, in Herndon, Kan., to John and Mary Zwickl and raised on the family farm in Sidney, Neb.

Mr. Zwickl served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He married Betty Schear on Sept. 21, 1944, in Salina, Kan.

The family moved to Glenwood Springs in 1954.

Mr. Zwickl worked as a building contractor. His first contract in Glenwood was the Sioux Villa Curio building complex.

He was an avid golfer, auctioneer and square dance caller.

Mr. Zwickl was an Honorary Life Member of the Elks Lodge No. 2286, being the second Exalted Ruler of the Glenwood Lodge.

He and his wife moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1980, where he was active with the Desert Sands Golf Course.

Mr. Zwickl is survived by his wife, Betty Zwickl of Mesa, Ariz.; by daughters and sons-in-law Cheryl and Dan Hookey, and Pam Zwickl and Dan Kotinek, all of Mesa, Ariz.; by sons and daughters-in-law Ronald and Judy Zwickl of Louisville, and Dennis and Michelle Zwickl of Glenwood Springs; and by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and at Mr. Zwickl’s request, no services were held.

Memorials donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1028 E McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006.

Cards may be sent to Betty Zwickl, 7246 E. Juanita Ave., Mesa, AZ 85207.

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