Neenah, Wisconsin native, Harland Garry Zietlow passed away January 6, 2019. He was born September 21, 1937 to Gerhardt and Margaret (Jasman) Zietlow.

Harland grew up on “the island” where he had many adventures in Doty Park. He first fished in the river and loved to fish throughout his life. He graduated from Neenah High School in 1955 where he excelled in basketball and tennis.

“Zit” spent two years in college, two years in the U.S. Army and eventually became a Fireman for the City of Neenah. On January 25, 1964 he married Katherine Pretschold, or Katie as he called her. They spent almost 55 years together.

In 1965, Harland went to work for Carnation Company in sales. In 1972, he went to work for Procter and Gamble in the food division. He retired from P&G in 2002.

Throughout his life he fished and hunted. Harland provided innumerable fish and duck dinners which were enjoyed by those fortunate enough to be at the table.

At 1:30AM on January 6th, he entered into Heaven to spend eternity with Jesus. Harland was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Pat. He is survived by his two children, Jennifer and James, and two grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

A private funeral was held January 10, 2019 and was interred at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona.

 

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