Richard Eugene Zieroth, a longtime Raymond resident died Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend; he was 67. He was born October 17, 1946, in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, to Irvin and Lillian (Thompson) Zieroth.
Rick was a Willapa Valley High School graduate. He served a short time in the United States Army where he worked on airplanes. It sparked an interest and he continued his passion for planes after his discharge. Rick worked maintenance for the United States Postal Service including Montesano, Hoquiam, Aberdeen and Raymond offices.
He enjoyed all things mechanical, including autos and motorcycles. Rick also spent time outdoors, fishing and shooting.
Rick is survived by two sons, Aaron and Robert Zieroth both of Seattle and Danny Danner, who was close enough to Rick to be considered a son. He is also survived by a daughter, Taeya Pankow of Seattle; a grandson, William; sisters, Chris Krogness of Centralia and Jeannine Zieroth of Chehalis; and a brother, Robert Zieroth.
A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Raymond Eagles. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.