Obituary: Zinecker, David G.E.
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2012, after a long battle with cardiac disease. Dave was born the oldest of three brothers on February 22, 1936, to Raymond and Loraine Zinecker in Milwaukee, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his youngest brother, William Zinecker. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his brother, Michael Zinecker (Mary Ellen); sister-in-law, Kay Quinn (Leonard); sister-in-law, Marilyn
Anderson (Hayes); children: Kevin Zinecker (Debbie), Kimberly Montesano
Mandeville (Craig), Jeffrey Tuchek (Diane), Vikki Tuchek (Steve), David Tuchek (Sue); eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
His career of over 41 years was spent in the military beginning with the United States Air Force and then transitioning into the Washington Air National Guard where he was an avionics and radar technician reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. Dave and Elizabeth also owned two businesses: Anchorage Charters and Thee Valley’s Best Lawncare and Landscaping. However, Dave was probably best known for being one of the best walleye fishermen in the area. He was the founder and a lifetime member of the Spokane Walleye Club. Being the avid walleye tournament fisherman the he was he either won or placed in numerous tournaments throughout the years, including winning the 2001 Washington Walleye Circuit with his fishing partner, Lonnie Krebs.
In recent years, Cedonia Community Church and God had also played a large part in his life. He was an Elder on the board and active in many church activities. One of his pet projects was collecting money for the Davenport Lions Club Children’s Christmas Fund so please keep giving every year in his remembrance.
The family would like to thank the staff at Providence CICU for their excellent care provided to Dave during his last days. Please join us for a celebration of Dave’s life at 2:00 p.m. on November 17, 2012, at Cedonia Community Church, 4562- Hwy 25 South, Hunters, WA 99137 (three miles north of Hunters). We love you Honey and Dad! May you have peace and catch that big walleye in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedonia Community Church (see above) or Davenport Lions Club Children’s Christmas Fund, 25313 Rocklund Road North, Davenport, WA 99122.