Neil A. Zizelman, 53, died unexpectedly at 9:40pm June 23, 2017, at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, OH.

He was born May 31, 1964, in Celina, OH to George and Esther (Schumacher) Zizelman. On May 20, 2000, he married the former Heather R. Carpenter, who survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Esther Zizelman, Rockford, OH; his sister and brother-in-law Brenda (Brian) Williams, niece and nephew Riley and Parker Williams, all of Troy, OH; and his canine buddies Molly and Maggie. Preceding Neil were his father, George; his paternal grandparents Charles (Norma) Zizelman; and his maternal grandparents Paul (Gertrude) Leist.

Neil retired from Chillicothe Correctional Institution where he worked as a corrections officer, secretary and OPI workshop specialist. He was a graduate of Parkway High School and earned an associate's degree from Hocking Technical College. Neil belonged to Scioto Lodge, F & AM No. 6, where he served as Past Master; Arts & Sciences Lodge, F & AM No. 792; and the Eagles Lodge, Shanes Aerie 1292 in Rockford, OH. He was a member of the Friends of Hocking Hills and loved the outdoors and nature. He enjoyed knife making and cooking BBQ.

A Masonic Funeral will be conducted at 7pm Friday, June 30, 2017 at Haller Funeral Home & Crematory, followed by a Celebration of Life ceremony. Friends may call Friday from 5-7pm at Haller's. His online guestbook is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of the Hocking Hills, P.O. Box 101, Logan, OH 43138. Include his name and Astronomy Park in the memo.


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