Jul 2, 2017 - From staff reportsElmer "Fudd" Zenisek died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Dubois. He was 85 years old.
A celebration of life service was Saturday, July 1, at the Dubois VFW, and his ashes will be scattered with his wife's after the ceremony.
He was born and grew up in Antigo, Wisconsin, the son of Anthony and Regina Zenisek.
He enlisted in the Air Force after high school and served from July 1948 thru July 1952, when he earned an honorable discharge. He was a proud veteran during the Korean War. He was active in the VFW and took any of his many roles seriously within that organization.
He moved to Dubois in the early 1950s and began to work as a truck driver hauling ties to the Riverton sawmill.
He also got into construction, completing countless projects in and around Dubois.
He and wife Toots accomplishments started EZ Construction. They owned and operated a local bar, the Branding Iron, and he ran a local Ski-doo dealership for several years. "Their success in any business or organization they were a part of can be attributed to their strong work ethic," loved ones said.
They were active snowmobilers and part of the Wyoming Sourdoughers Club for many years. He was named snowmobiler of the year by that organization. They traveled with their travel trailer to visit family and friends.
He embraced the Wyoming way of life: He loved to fish, hunt and camp in the outdoors around Dubois.
"Elmer will be missed by everyone that knew him," loved ones said. "He always had a sparkle in his eye and a witty comment."
He is survived by three sisters, Mary, Carol and husband Bob, and Bev and husband Wes; his children, Vicki Barba and husband Ernie, Randy Zenisek and wife Jill, Jeff Zenisek and wife Robin, and James and wife Julie; five grandchildren, Brandon, Jeff, Brett, Jordan and Hunter Zenisek; and three great-grandchildren, Zoe, Beckham and Bramlett.
He was preceded in death by his wife and friend, Mary "Toots" Zenisek, and his brother, Tony Zenisek.
In lieu of flowers please, donations to VFW Post 10056 Dubois Wyoming, 82513 are suggested.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (TheDavisFuneralHome.com).
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