William A. "Bill" Zenz, age 80 of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at his residence. He was born December 8, 1940, the son of Ambrose and Irene (Heilman) Zenz. Bill graduated Potosi High School in 1960. He was drafted in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. Bill was employed at Farmer's Union Co-op in Lancaster. On April 15, 1967, he was united in marriage to Barbara J. Slater at St. Clement Catholic Church. Together they farmed in South Lancaster Township. After years of milking cows, Bill retired in 2005 and operated a mowing and snowplow business. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, camping, fishing, meeting up with friends for coffee, and keeping up with his family. Bill will be dearly missed.
Surviving in his loving wife of 54 years: Barb; a son; Brian; a daughter; Becky (Bret) Hanson; five grandchildren: Hannah, Madeline, William, Adam, and Piper; his siblings: Joe (Mary), Jim (Genelda), Ken (Joyce) Zenz, and Ann Britt; his in laws: Delores Burkholder, Laverne (Ruth) Slater, Shirley Kitelinger and David Pace; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a granddaughter Lindsey; in laws: David Burkholder, Helen (Robert) Kerkenbush, Leo Kitelinger, Betty Pace, Cecil, Bobby, Richard and Kenneth (Margaret) Slater.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Private family burial with military honors, will be in St. Clement Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Bill Zenz memorial fund has been established.