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Gary "Tink" Zeitler

March 29, 1945 — October 18, 2021

Gary "Tink" Zeitler

Gary Lee “Tink” Zeitler, 76, of Charlevoix, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021.  He was born on March 29, 1945 in Charlevoix, the son of Robert and Helen (O’Neil) Zeitler.

Gary was raised in Charlevoix, and he graduated from Charlevoix High School in 1963.  He went on to work for the State of Michigan on the Liquor Control Commission for many years.  He was a member of the Charlevoix Elks Club, member and past president of the Rogers City Lions Club, started the Charlevoix Evening Lions Club where he served as president, member of the Charlevoix Moose Lodge, and he was an usher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 39 years.  Gary was also a die-hard University of Michigan and Detroit Tigers fan.

Gary is survived by two siblings, James (Tina) Zeitler of Charlevoix and Roberta (Kenneth) Whitley of Charlevoix, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, William Zeitler.

A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix with Fr. Peter Wigton officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday, October 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes with a rosary being said at 7 p.m.  Visitation will also be from 11 am until the time of service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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