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Maurice L. Zweigle, 95, of Midland passed away on May 27, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on March 12, 1926 to William and Emma (Lautt) Zweigle. Maurice was married first to Juanita Geneva Schade and then to Ruth Margaret Whipple both who predeceased him.


Maurice graduated from Harvey High School, Harvey, ND; Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics; a MS from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with his thesis in Aromatic Silicon Compound Synthesis. He was fluent in German.


Maurice served his country in the United States Army Air Corps as a cryptologist in the Middle East on extended active duty during WWII, in the US Army Reserves on extended active duty during the Korean War and he continued in the US Army Reserves until he retired in 1985 after 41 years of service and at the rank of O-6 Colonel. During this time Maurice also worked for the Dow Chemical Company where he is named on over 25 patents. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, knitting and playing bridge, hunting and fishing.


Maurice is survived by his children, Leanne (Ralph) Zweigle Mishler of Hickory Corners, MI; Kean (Suzanne) Zweigle of Galion, OH, grandchildren, Abe (Brook) Mishler, Ruben (Megan) Mishler, and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his half brothers and sister William F. (Linda) Zweigle, Joanne Zweigle Mires and Allen W. (Virginia) Zweigle. He was predeceased by his siblings, Catherine, Irene, Chester, Donald and Jeanette.


A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June2, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home in Midland, Michigan with Pastor Don Duford officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00pm until the time of service.  Burial will take place at Midland Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Wounded Warriors Project.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Zweigle family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Ardyce Snyder

    12 June 2021 1 month ago

    Sorry for your loss. Maurice was my uncle. My dad, Chester, was one of his brothers, and lived in Harvey, ND. It was always a pleasure to see Maurice and his family when they would come to North Dakota. God Bless the family at this time. Ardyce Rae Zweigle Snyder

  2. Bro.Bill and Linda Zweigle

    03 June 2021 2 months ago

    Thank you to Linda and Roger for all their care thur the years. It is hard to be away from someone except by phone. But we did enjoy
    Our talks with Mauri !

  3. Gary Zweigle

    02 June 2021 2 months ago

    Maurice is my cousin. We met only three times, first in Harvey when he and his wife had dinner at my parents home (Roy Zweigle) probably early 50’s. Second time we went to Jamestown after his wife came down with polio. The third and last time he came to Tacoma just a couple of years ago to visit his sister Joanne. My parents always spoke highly of Maurice, they were very proud of him. Blessings to his family.

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