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In Memory of

Gilbert Raymond Zanger

October 8, 1940 - September 8, 2017

Obituary


Gilbert Raymond Zanger passed away on Sept. 8 at 6pm due to complications of CHF.

He was born on October 8, 1940, in the city of Detroit and was the 6th and last child of Fred and Clara (O'Herron) Zanger. As a young man, in May 1960, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in North Dakota (and later stationed in Alaska at a remote site) at Base where he worked as a Power Production Technician. He was honorably discharged in May of 1968. Gill went on to become a Master...

Gilbert Raymond Zanger passed away on Sept. 8 at 6pm due to complications of CHF.

He was born on October 8, 1940, in the city of Detroit and was the 6th and last child of Fred and Clara (O'Herron) Zanger. As a young man, in May 1960, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in North Dakota (and later stationed in Alaska at a remote site) at Base where he worked as a Power Production Technician. He was honorably discharged in May of 1968. Gill went on to become a Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor.

In 1965, he became a member of the IAEA (International Association of Electrical Inspectors) and later was elected as their Chairman. He was also a member of the IBEW-Local 58 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). As an important member of the RECI (Reciprocal Electrical Council, Inc.), Gill was on the Board of Directors for several years and on May 13, 1987 he was honored with being elected to the position of President of the Council.
Many people will remember Gill as the Chief Electrical Inspector of Clinton Twp., where he worked for 30 years and was well known for his contributions to the electrical industry. Throughout his career he achieved and earned many certificates and awards.

He retired in April 1995 to enjoy a life of fishing, visiting with relatives and friends, barbequing, playing his guitar, making rosaries, and riding his Hog-a Heritage Classic Softtail Harley Motorcycle. He joined his local Wolverine Chapter and participated in many motorcycle rides, earning him dozens of patches and pins, which he proudly displayed on his leather riding jacket. He loved playing "Rummikub" as often as he could and rarely lost!

Gilbert leaves behind his beloved wife, Marylou Zanger, nee Shiker, whom he married on May 22, 1965, and his two children Cory Zanger and Ginger A. Burkey. He was a proud Grandpa of two grandchildren, Cory and Jennifer, and four great-grandchildren: Meadow, Willow, Coral, and Aspen. A few years ago he was joyously reunited with his son Gy Carrick (from his first marriage to Lois Carrick) whom he had not heard from in 40 years and found out he is the grandfather of three more grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 4pm-8pm, with a 7pm Rosary service, on Monday, Sept. 11 at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10am on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at St. Thecla Catholic Church, 20740 S. Nunneley Rd., Clinton Twp. In state from 9:30am until time of Mass. Interment with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery. Fond memories and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KaulFuneralHome.com