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Alois Zwettler

September 9, 1931 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 89)


Alois Zwettler, 89, of Urbana departed this earthly world on Tuesday, July 6 2021. He passed peacefully at home with his children at his side.

Mr. Zwettler is predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Toni Zwettler, and is survived by his devoted children Lolita Zwettler, Erika Zwettler, Al J. Zwettler and Tammy Zwettler (daughter-in-law) of Dietrich, and Theresa Willenborg of Effingham.

Mr. Zwettler leaves behind six cherished grandchildren, A.J. Zwettler, Claire Willenborg, Emily Willenborg, Kyle Willenborg, Alex Zwettler and Sydney Zwettler. He is survived by his brother Rudolf Zwettler of Germany and leaves behind his devoted partner and caregiver of the last 4 years, Ruth Feigl. 

Alois and his late wife, Toni Zwettler, married in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1957. They became US citizens together. They built a successful construction business founded on solid German work ethic, integrity, and superior craftsmanship. Together they raised four children all of whom they selflessly put first their entire lives. Alois was the hardest working man his family knew and devoted himself to his family every day of his life. His children and grandchildren will miss him deeply. He will live on in their hearts as they continue to live their lives following his example of strength, honesty, and compassion.

Alois was a steadfast and faithful member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Urbana for over 50 years, a member of the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, and a life member of the German-American Club of the Palm Beaches. He and Toni subdivided a large portion of the Yankee Ridge neighborhood in Urbana where they made their loving family home. They were also members of the Good Neighbors Association of Lake Sara in Effingham where they built and enjoyed a summer residence for many years. 

Alois was the pillar of his family and many in this community will remember his strength and the way he tirelessly worked to fulfill  the American Dream for his family. May he rest in peace as he joins his lovely wife in the hereafter. 

Visitation will be from 9am-10am Tuesday, July 13th, at Saint Patrick's Church, 708 W. Main,  Urbana. The funeral Mass will begin at 10 at the church. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Hope Mausoleum.

Donations in Alois’ memory may be made to Saint Patrick Church Fund at 107 W. Main St. Urbana, IL 61801.

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July 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Patrick s Catholic Church (Urbana)

Funeral Mass
July 13, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Patrick s Catholic Church (Urbana)


St. Patrick's Catholic Church
708 West Main, Urbana IL 61801

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