ANthony "Tony" Adolph ZeilmanOctober 13th, 2021
Anthony "Tony" Adolph Zeilman, 85, of Fulton, passed away at his home on Monday, October 11, 2021. He was born in Rich Fountain, Missouri on August 21, 1936, to the late Elias Zeilman and the late Mary Ann (Koerber) Zeilman. On February 1, 1964, Tony was united in marriage to Helen (Wetherell) Zeilman who survives his passing. Tony graduated from Sacred Heart, worked on the family farm, and then joined the United States Air Force in 1954. Anthony served his country for four years to return to Rich Fountain to work the farm after his father passed away. He worked at International Shoe Factory, McDonnell Douglas, Truck Driver, and Missouri School for the Deaf. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and barbequing. He was a collector of many things over the years as well as many hobbies which included being an aquarist, working on antique gas engines, old tractors, golf carts and buying/selling vehicles. He was a generous, witty, and dedicated individual who loved to joke, kid around and was a prankster. He was passionate about learning new things in this ever-changing world. He enjoyed playing Pinochle, Pitch, Checkers, Hearts, and Spades with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing Pokeno, Dominos, and cards with his wife and friends at the bank. He was a member of American Legion, Western Catholic Union, and St. Andrew Catholic Church. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Helen; daughters, Marilyn Zeilman John (Shazad) of Holts Summit, and Tonya Walker (Christopher) of St. Charles; brother, George Zeilman (Pat) of Laguna Woods, Calif.; sister, Anna Otto of Jefferson City; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Zeilman of Rich Fountain; and grandchildren, Anthony John, Jade John, and Samuel Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Francis Zeilman and Ed Zeilman; and brother-in-law, Nelson Otto. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Holts Summit with Father Roberto Ike officiating. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Entombment with Military Honors will be at Callaway Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Andrew Catholic Church or Central Missouri Honor Flight, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.