Wesley Zenger

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Wesley “Babe” Zenger, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Belleville Health Care Center after a short illness. He was the fifth son of Johannes Walter and Stella (Smith) Zenger and was born near Haddam on April 29, 1930. He attended grade school at Happy Hollow and high school at Haddam and Agenda. He graduated from Agenda in 1948. He married Betty Burt on June 1, 1950, at the Haddam Methodist Church. He belonged to the Lodges of the Masons, Elks, and Moose, and was a lifelong member of the Haddam United Methodist Church. He was a farmer/rancher and especially had a passion for his Black Angus cattle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johannes Walter and Stella Smith Zenger; five brothers, Walter Jr., Wendell, Wade, Winfred and Warren; and one great -granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; two sons, Steve and wife, Micki, Haddam, Rex and wife, Mitzi, Manhattan; one daughter, Kathi Stenfors and husband, Bill, Manhattan; seven grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 21 at the United Methodist Church, Haddam, with Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiating. Burial was in the Haddam City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, was in charge of arrangements.
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