Daniel J. Zenner, Sr.

Born: Fri., Aug. 3, 1951
Died: Wed., Sep. 22, 2021


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Daniel J. Zenner, Sr., age 70, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on August 3, 1951 in Fond du Lac, WI to Robert and Janet Bastien Zenner.  He married Sharon ‘Shari’ Angel on April 17, 1971 in Newbern, IL, and she survives.

Dan graduated from Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac, WI then began his working career.  He moved to Godfrey to work for his uncle at Widman Construction then he met the love of his life, Shari, and they got married and resided in Delhi, IL.  Dan and Shari relocated to Pittsfield in 1986 and he began working as head mechanic for WW Sanitation which later became Area Disposal, retiring in 2017.  He was a member of the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene and recently began attending a bible study.  He also recently became a member of the Lion’s Club.  Dan could fix anything and there wasn’t many things he couldn’t do.  He liked Nascar and surfing the web, especially YouTube, which he discovered after retirement.  He also loved airplanes and always wanted to obtain his pilot’s license and enjoyed attending the EAA airshows in Oshkosh, WI.  In 1982, he and Shari attended the World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN which spiked his interest in travelling all over the United States, and South Dakota became one of his favorite adventures.  Dan was an avid joke teller and he will be remembered as caring, stubborn, strong willed, and a good Christian man.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Shari Zenner; son, Daniel Joseph (Donelle) Zenner, Jr. of Pittsfield, IL; three grandchildren, Samantha (Jeffrey) Cookey of Pittsfield, IL, Blaklyn (Jacob Benz) Zenner of Quincy, IL, and Daniel ‘Trey’ (Josie Place) Zenner III of Pittsfield, IL; two great grandchildren, Hudsyn Kelly and Maddox Cookey; brothers, Mike (Patty) Zenner of Potter, WI, Eugene (Susan) Zenner of Fond du Lac, WI, Brian (Bridgette) Zenner of Fond du Lac, WI, and Ron (Corrie) Zenner of Oconomowoc, WI; sisters, Angela (Rick) Kiefer, Lenore (Tony) Schumacher, and Terese Mitchell, all of Fond du Lac, WI; brother-in-law, Steven (Kelli) Angel of Carrollton, IL; extended family, Kathy (Scott) Osment of Pittsfield, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sheila Zenner; brothers, John Zenner and Robert ‘Skipper’ Zenner; and brother-in-law, Tom Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Daniel's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene

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