Charles W Zollinger

16 Mar 1924 - 8 Nov 2008

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Charles W Zollinger

16 Mar 1924 - 8 Nov 2008
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William Shakespeare once said, “The world is a stage and we but, it’s players” And the player we are honoring today Charles Walters Zollinger is more affectionately known to me simply as “Grandpa”. My grandpa wore everyday a khaki brown or navy blue work shirt and pants, with mid calf stee
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Charles W Zollinger


Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 9, 2011


August 9, 2011

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Contributor: Pieinthesky Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

William Shakespeare once said, “The world is a stage and we but, it’s players” And the player we are honoring today Charles Walters Zollinger is more affectionately known to me simply as “Grandpa”. My grandpa wore everyday a khaki brown or navy blue work shirt and pants, with mid calf steel toe all leather work boots. To me as a child growing up watching this is signified more than the standard uniform of a general contractor. I saw that his boots were always laced tight and ready to work. Undoubtedly his grandchildren are the direct beneficiaries of this strong work ethic. The educations that were provided to his sons paved the way for countless opportunities, education and blessings to his grandchildren. Largely because his boots were on tied and ready to work. I have many fond and proud memories of my grandfather. From knowing he always had coca cola and snickers on hand to how he would stoke up the perfect fire with a sawdust and gasoline mixture. It was a labor of love to build and maintain a swimming pool for his family and neighbors, that he himself never took a single stroke in. When my father was having custom wood shutters installed in our new home that my grandfather built. I was standing there when the guy told my father that he had been installing custom shutters for over 25 years and he had never until now found a home where every window was perfectly square. A poignant lesson to me that when you do work remember it has your name on it. A proud moment for me to be a Zollinger. Not a man of many words, but his one liners are classic like “If I felt any better, i’d have to take something for it”. One a personal note which clearly demonstrates his quite, but profound presence. On the night my son was born (his first great grandchild) it was after 2:30 am and everyone had left, I awoke to feel someone patting me on the head. Not a word was spoken and I turned to see his tightly laced work boots walk out of the hospital room. On Saturday morning his khaki work shirt was draped over the recliner with an I VOTED sticker and an American flag pin over the pocket. His work boots were untied and he is ready to rest from his labors. Like stated Paul in 2 Timothy 4: 6-7 “The time of my departure is now at hand. I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith. It is now time for us to lace up our boots and continue his legacy. Funeral Talk by: Magan Zollinger Baldwin

Life timeline of Charles W Zollinger

Charles W Zollinger was born on 16 Mar 1924
Charles W Zollinger was 15 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Charles W Zollinger was 21 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Charles W Zollinger was 29 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Charles W Zollinger was 45 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Charles W Zollinger was 49 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Charles W Zollinger was 59 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Charles W Zollinger was 66 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Charles W Zollinger died on 8 Nov 2008 at the age of 84
Grave record for Charles W Zollinger (16 Mar 1924 - 8 Nov 2008), BillionGraves Record 95464 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States