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William Keith Zenzel

May 9, 1948 - September 13, 2018

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William Keith Zenzel, 70 of Lima, passed away September 13, 2018, at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center.

William was born May 9, 1948, in Cleveland, OH to William and Paula (Gornik) Zenzel, who preceded him in death.

Bill graduated from Mentor High School where he played football and had a flair for the theater, winning a Dramatics Award his senior year. After attending Bowling Green State University, he joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Moving to Texas, he worked for Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, Texas. Having a heart valve replacement and subsequently suffering a stroke, that ended his law career. Moving back to Ohio, he lived for a time in Euclid, Ohio before moving to Lima, Ohio. He was a life long Indians and Browns fan, but also loved the New England Patriots.
William is survived by his son, Jonathon Ferrara; sister, Paula (Andrew) Gockel and his nieces, Wendy and Heather Gockel.

The family will be holding a private memorial gathering at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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