Dr. William R. Zinzilieta, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away February 23, 2019 at his residence. He was born December 10, 1933 in West Frankfort, Illinois to the late Alexander and Domicella (Pavilonis) Zinzilieta. He married Mary E. Dalby on April 24, 1965 in Benton, Illinois and she survives in Mount Vernon.
In addition to his wife, William is survived by his sons, Paul Zinzilieta and Ross Zinzilieta and wife, Becky, all of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, McKenzie, Maxwell, and Alex, all of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Marcella Zinzilieta of Dewey, Arizona and Marie Monteggia of Coello, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Zinzilieta was preceded in death by five brothers.
William proudly served his country in the United States Army. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa in 1963 and later had his own chiropractic practice. He was a member of Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a longtime member and Past President (1969) of the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon, Illinois. William was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon with Father John Iffert and Brother Alan Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Memorials, in William’s loving memory, may be made to the SSM Health at Home Hospice or Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.