Albert Zabel

Date of Death: Nov 18, 2020
Albert Zabel

1931 - 2020

Albert Zabel, 89, of Waupun, passed away November 18, 2020 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.

Albert was born August 30, 1931 in Shawano, the son of Albert and Cora Retzlaff Zabel. Albert graduated from Shawano High School. He then joined the Army and served in the Korean War. Upon his return, on December 5, 1953 he married the love of his life, Jeanne Clayton. The couple lived in Waupun most of their married lives. Albert worked for the Wisconsin State Prison as a Correctional Officer for 30 years and retired in 1986. On the weekends he sold antiques. Albert was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of the Wisconsin state prison retirees and Pella Lutheran Church.

Albert is survived by his two sons: Guy (Carrie) Zabel of Horicon and Bruce Zabel of Waupun; four grandchildren: Steven (Ryan), Tabatha, Max, and Rachel; eight great-grandchildren; a special friend, Nancy Zimmerman; and nieces and nephews.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings: Ione Kreckler, Marcella Schoenick, and Ray and Rolland Zabel.


No services will be held at this time.



  1. Hubert Albert Says: November 21, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Sorry to hear off the passing of your Dad, he is in a much better place now. My condolences to all the family.
    Hubie Albert

  2. Kim and Anthony Says: November 21, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    To Bruce and Max. Our thoughts and prayers to you for your loss.
    Kim StGeorge
    And Anthony Tibbits.

  3. Kim St.George, Anthony Tibbits. Says: November 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    To Bruce and Max. Our thoughts and prayers for your loss. Many blessings.

  4. Mark Braatz Says: November 23, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Hello Guy, Bruce, and family. I was very saddened by the news of your dad’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with Uncle Al those occasions when I returned home for family gatherings. My sincere condolences. God bless.

  5. Rick & Deb Fude Says: December 3, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Guy, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in our prayers!

  6. Steve Clayton Says: December 14, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Guy, Carrie, Bruce and Nancy
    Our sympathy is with each of you. Nancy, may the ache in your heart be healed with the many fond memories you shared with Al. We loved Uncle Al and appreciated the time he took to send us letters. Al and Jeanne will always be in our prayers.
    Steve and Gail Clayton

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