Joseph 'Eldon' Zinsmeister

Joseph "Eldon" Zinsmeister, 97, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at 7:12 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Zinsmeister graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1928. He retired after farming for 37 years in Warren Township. He was a member of the Central Christian Church in Huntington, and the Bippus Lion's Club.

He was born on March 4, 1912, in Dallas Township to Joseph and Blanche Haines Zinsmeister. He married Dorotha P. Gilbert on June 19, 1935, in Huntington. His wife preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2003.

Survivors include a son, Carl G. (Susan) Zinsmeister, of Huntington; three daughters, Joan Young of McKinney, TX; Nancy Sutton, of Gibson City, IL; and Mary Ellen (Tony) Scheiber, of Huntington; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Calling is Wednesday, July 15, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeff Carrell officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Bippus Lions Club, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to wecare@baileylove.com