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Siegfried "Sig" George Zilonka

Jul 21, 1926 Sep 6, 2023

Siegfried George Zilonka (97) passed away in the hospital on September 6, 2023 from complications due to pneumonia, after an accident he had while out fertilizing his 2+ acre, manicured lawn!

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He was born July 21, 1926, in Breslau, Germany and at the age of two, he and his family emigrated to the U.S. to settle in Salt Lake City. He graduated from West High School and began his career at Mountain Fuel Supply Co./Questar where he retired in 1980.

Sig was a proud veteran of the Korean War where he served from 1950 to 1952. He married his sweetheart, Lois “Zee” Murdock, while he was first stationed at Camp Gordon in Augusta, GA. They were married for 73 wonderful years and lived in Murray, UT most of their working years.

In retirement, he and Lois loved to travel, both in the U.S. and abroad. Some of their best memories were traveling in their motorhomes and making new friends along the way.

They also enjoyed spending time in their home in Charleston during the summers and St. George in the winters. Sig’s greatest pleasure was sitting on his deck overlooking Deer Creek Reservoir, drinking coffee and visiting with his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Anita Gisela Zilonka Cameron and Sylvia Zilonka Bruening, and his nephews Ron Cameron and Mark Bruening.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lois; his nephews, Randy Cameron (Jane) and John Bruening (Gina); and nieces Patricia Cameron Naisbitt (Stu) and Jill Bruening Stimatz (Brett)

As per Sig’s wishes, he was cremated. There will be a Celebration of Life for family members and close friends sometime in the future.

Personal Information

Born
Breslau, DE
Worked For
Moutain Fuel/Questar
Veteran
Korean War

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Post Date
Sep 16, 2023
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