Obituary: William Joseph Zuercher

William Joseph Zuercher, 82, of Newton died Monday, April 4, 2016, at the Newton Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1933, in Strong City, the son of Christian William and Katherine Louise Martin Zuercher. His family moved to Newton in 1938 where he attended school, graduating from Newton High School in 1952 and attending Bethel College.3649010

His first marriage was to Mary Jo Huebert on September 21, 1957. He later married the love of his life Lillian M. Theissen on June 19, 1964, in Newton. She died on Dec. 19, 1995.

Survivors include son Jeff Zuercher and wife Linda of Wichita and Chris Zuercher and wife Lori of Newton; sister Lou Ann Vaughn and her husband Jim of Newton; and two grandsons Eric Carter of Bandera, Texas, and Sam Peterson of Pipe Creek, Texas.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Margaret Louise Peterson; and son-in-law Mark Peterson.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, both at St. Mary?s Catholic Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory near Newton.

The casket will be open at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

A memorial has been established with St. Mary?s Scouting Program, the Arthritis Foundation, and Catholic Charities of Wichita, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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