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January 12, 1932 – October 14, 2018

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Obituary for George T Zinkevicz

George "Ted" Zinkevicz of Cheyenne passed away peacefully on Oct. 14 in Windsor, Colorado surrounded by the love of his family.

He was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Joseph and Laura Zinkevicz. Ted grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Both of Ted's parents emigrated from Lithuania, and he embraced and exemplified living the "American Dream" and love of country. Ted proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan for two years during the Korean War. He was awarded several medals for his service. Ted's final post was at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. He fell in love with Cheyenne, Wyoming, and called it home for over 50 years. As a veteran, Ted continued to show his love of country by displaying flags in his yard every Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and 4th of July.

While working as a surveyor in Geneva, Wyoming, Ted met the love of his life, Barbara Sharpe. They married in Montpelier, ID on December 28, 1962, and were married for 29 years until Barbara's death in 2001. The last few years of Barbara's life, Ted displayed how much he loved her by tenderly caring for her through her illness.

Friends and family knew Ted as a fiercely independent, opinionated, and fiesty man with a sweet and soft side. He had a tender spot for the many pets he owned during his lifetime. Ted enjoyed putzing around his yard, cheering for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, listening to his records, making Lithuanian food, and partaking in the weekly sports pools at Uncle Chuck's or scratching off a lotto ticket.

Ted was a caring father that taught his daughters the value of hard work, commitment, and perseverance, and was proud of their accomplishments. He deeply loved his girls, son-in-law, grandsons, and his little feline companion, Posie.

Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, parents, sisters, Theodora Zinkevicz and Ann Wenckaitis, brothers, Charles Wenckaitis, Wally Wenckaitis, Ben Wenckaitis, and Chester Wenckaitis.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Michelle Zinkevicz, and Melissa Duve', son-in-law, Ryan Duve, and 2 grandsons, Caden and Cameron Duve.

Celebration of life for Ted will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Windsor Vineyard Church, located at 1450 Westwood Drive. Burial will be at Beth El Cemetery in Cheyenne, Wyoming at 2:30 p.m.

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Service Information

Friday, October 19th, 2018 10:00am
Vineyard Church of Windsor
1450 Westwood Dr
Windsor, CO 80550

Interment Information

Beth El Cemetery
3345 Seymour Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001