Willis R. Zwiebel, 86, of Anna, Ohio and formerly of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away Saturday evening, November 6, 2021, at his home.
Willis was born in Jackson Center May 14, 1935, to the late Erbin L. and Velma C. (Dowden) Zwiebel. He married Barbara M. (Maloon) Zwiebel July 27, 1964, and she preceded him in death February 24, 1996. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Robin E. Zwiebel and five brothers: Lloyd, Robert, Roy, Charles and Jerry.
Willis is survived by his children: Danny R. Zwiebel of Jackson Center, Billie Jo (Brent) Gill of Anna, Bobbie Zwiebel of Sidney, Ohio and David L. (Patty) Zwiebel of Waynesfield, Ohio; ten grandchildren: Rebecca, Elicia, Robyn, Amanda Joy, Rose, Matthew, Elizabeth, Natasha, Ted and Tabitha; twenty seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; a sister, Meriam (Paul) Bricker of Sidney and a brother, Raymond Zwiebel of Jackson Center.
Willis worked for Master Swaging as a painter for many years, then went to work for Prodeva and retired. He went back to work painting at GKN and retired a second time after several years. Willis enjoyed bowling, fishing and was a fan of the Atlanta Braves. He played softball for many years with the Jackson Center Boosters and the Old Timers. Willis also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and teaching them how to fish. He will be greatly missed.
Friends may call Friday, November 12, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center, where Pastor Don Faulder will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at the Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center is honored to serve the Zwiebel family.