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FRANK JOSEPH WILLIAM ZELLER (published on May 22, 2010)



FRANK JOSEPH WILLIAM ZELLER May 9, 1915 - May 20, 2010 It is with deep love and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, brother and grandfather on May 20, 2010. Frank was born on May 9, 1915 in Indija, Jugoslavia, then still part of the Austrian Empire. He was one of five brothers and one sister in the family of Heinrich Zeller, civil engineer and humanitarian, and his Austrian wife, Anna Hagenhofer of Styria. Frank was, throughout his life, a gifted student of the humanities, especially philosophy, and a great lover and connoisseur of classical music, particularly of the Baroque era. Besides the violin and piano, he also played the viola. He studied law at the University of Belgrade, and, in 1952, when he immigrated to Canada from Austria with his wife, Valentine, and two daughters, began to study English while earning his law degree at the University of Manitoba. After passing his law exams with honours, he was admitted to the bar in 1958. He was employed at the Manitoba Telephone System as a corporate solicitor from 1958 to 1980. After retirement he continued to practice law and worked as a notary public until his death. He also continued to add to his vast collection of classical music until his last days. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Valentine, his youngest brother Eduard (Beate) of Graz, Austria, and his beloved daughters and grandchildren: daughter Anne Kanert (George), children Michael and Christine; daughter Elisabeth Ross, children Anne (Scott Montgomery) and Robert and their father Ian. Frank will be missed by his many friends in Winnipeg, and by the residents and staff at Lindenwoods Manor. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of Grace Hospital, who took such great care of him and who also sang Happy Birthday to him on the occasion of his 95th birthday on May 9. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 255 Stafford Street. In lieu of flowers, donations made to any children's charity would be most appreciated. 586-8044


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