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Thomas (Tom) C. Zeitler

Thomas C. Zeitler, 71, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at home with his family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in Central Point, Ore. Thomas was born in Vancouver, Wash. June 11, 1943 to Donald and Octavia Zeitler.

Thomas graduated from Medford High School in 1960. He married Shirley A. Walker November 30, 1963 in Ashland, Ore. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013. Thomas worked for Pacific Truck Center as an outside parts salesman. His hobbies included cars, his son's racing, and being with family and friends. His wife, boys, granddaughter, and pets were the most important to him. He loved them so completely, there has never been a more loving husband and father born.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Zeitler; his sons, Todd Zeitler (Barb) of Medford, Ore. and Troy Zeitler of Central Point, Ore.; granddaughter, Hannah Zeitler of Portland, Ore.; sister, Donna Wiley of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and brother, C.A. Zeitler of Medford, Ore. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Shepherd of the Valley 600 Beebe Rd. Central Point, Ore.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's or the Humane Society.

Thomas (Tom) C. Zeitler