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Ralph Zettinger Obituary
Zettinger, Ralph Peter 89, longtime resident of Oswego and Aurora, IL passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at Wynscape Nursing Home in Wheaton, IL. He was born June 29, 1924 in Aurora, IL. Ralph graduated from Marmion Military Academy in 1942. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. He graduated from DePaul University in 1949 with a degree in Marketing. He was employed by Equipto as Sales and Traffic Manager for 40 years. He was also a longtime member of the board of directors of Equipto Electronics. Ralph married Marilyn Abel Zettinger on June 25, 1949 at St. Nicholas Church in Aurora and celebrated 63 years of marriage. He was a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Catherine "Kitty" (Mark) Kramer of Centennial, CO, James (Patricia) Zettinger of Glen Ellyn, IL and Chris (Linda) Zettinger of Wheaton, IL; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Tram) Kramer, Carla (Josh) Granof, Peter (Ariel Falconer) Kramer, Katie (Dino) Tataris, Stacy (Eric) Dixon, Julie Zettinger, Matthew Zettinger, Sarah Zettinger, Daniel (Erin) Zettinger, Laura (Robert) Lucas, Andrew Zettinger, and Timothy Zettinger; and his great-grandchildren, Julian Kramer and Jocelyn Kramer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn Zettinger; his parents, Susan and Peter Zettinger, and his sister, Helen Franzen Hettinger. Funeral from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY will be Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to Annunciation Church at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Marywood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 9, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-631-5500 or visit our interactive website at where you may leave condolences for Ralph's family.

Published in Beacon News on May 8, 2014
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