July 29, 1947 ‒ June 06, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Edward Frank Zirkel, 65, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of Lexington, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born July 29, 1947 in Mansfield, the son of William H. and Dora A. (Jennings) Zirkel, Edward graduated from Lexington High School in 1966. While at Lexington, Edward played on the reserve football team and scored the first points for the school since 1913, when the school banned football, by kicking a field goal.
A military veteran, Edward served in the Army during Vietnam.
Edward worked various jobs. He worked for Bay-Con in Sandusky and Shannon & Whittle in Florida as a heavy equipment operator. Edward also worked as a mechanic for Electric Motor Products for over 10 years.
Edward enjoyed farming crops and putting in lawns and plowing gardens with his father. He eventually took over his business. Edward also liked fishing at Clear Fork Reservoir, Pleasant Hill Lake, Lake Erie, and in Canada. He loved working on classic cars and was in charge of a pit crew for Performance Motor Sports, which ran in the SCCA racing series.
A faithful supporter of Lexington athletics, Edward volunteered for the Lexington Athletic Boosters selling tickets and assisting in any way he could.
Edward was a member of the Son’s of Herman.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Robert and Carolyn Zirkel of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren Kennedy and Brooklyn Zirkel of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Franklin Zuber of Mansfield; brother and sister-in-law James and Janice Zirkel of Orlando, Florida; sister-in-law Linda Zirkel of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother William P. Zirkel.
A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 10am-11:30am in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Interment with military honors performed by the Bellville American Legion Post #535 will follow in Lexington Cemetery where Pastor Jerry Rhea will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lexington Athletic Boosters may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneral homes.com