George Newton Zigelhofer, 88, a resident of Parkville, MO and member of St. Therese Parish passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was born July 14, 1934 in Marshfield, MO to John George and Christine Elizabeth (Willis) Zigelhofer.
George graduated from Marshfield High School and then enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for 11 years as a fighter pilot. Following his active duty career, he served an additional 13 years in the reserves, where he retired earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. George’s love for flying landed him a long and successful 26 year career with TWA, where he retired as a Captain in 1992. George cherished the friendships that were made during his time in the Air Force and with TWA, and he stayed in close contact with most of those friends until the time of his death.
George was devoted to his Lord, his country, his family and his friends. He was a long-time member of St. Therese Catholic Church, near Parkville. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and entertaining others at his home.
He married Dorthey Belle Baker on October 19, 1957 in Marshfield. In addition to Dorthey, survivors include two daughters, Cameon ”Cammie” Webb and husband Charles of Independence, MO and Catherine Wollbrinck and husband, Edward of Moscow Mills, MO; four grandchildren: Edward, Eliana, Natalie and Alivia; one great grandchild, Penny; a brother, Ralph Zigelhofer and wife, Betty; a sister, Judy Luttrell; a sister-in-law Shirley Bearce and husband Elvin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Griffin.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m; Thursday, March 16, 2023, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Rev. Randolph Sly presiding. Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass. Committal Service with military honors will follow at the Walnut Grove Cemetery Parkville, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Therese.