He was born July 5, 1942 in Stevens Point, WI, son of Leo and Katherine (Keen) Zinda. On July 10, 1965, David married Judith Dombrowski at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst, WI. David was employed at UW-Stevens Point for twenty years. He was also employed by the US Post Office, retired from the US Navy, and loved his farm. David enjoyed entertaining people and inviting them for a drink at “Dave’s Bar.” TEDA MOSH! He will be deeply missed by all of his loving family and many friends.
David is survived by his wife, Judith “Judy” Zinda of Amherst Jct.; a son, David “Davy” Zinda, II of Stevens Point; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Zinda of Almond; six grandsons, Robert (Cortney) Zinda of Minneapolis, MN; Michael (Amanda) Zinda of Stevens Point, Jared Zinda of Stevens Point; Allan, Alex, and Austin Zinda of Almond; and one great-granddaughter, Kyla Zinda of Stevens Point. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Katherine Zinda; a daughter, Jody Sue Zinda; a son, Thomas “Tommy” Zinda; two brothers, Gerald Zinda and Ben Zinda; and four sisters, Ramona Gunsolley, Edwina Caldwell, Dorothy Zinda, and Bernadette Printz.
A Funeral Mass will be on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church – Fancher in Amherst, WI. Father Dan Hackel will preside. A visitation will be held on Sunday evening, February 19th, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst with a Rosary Service to be at 4:30 p.m. A visitation will also be held on Monday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial with full military honors will be at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery following the mass on Monday. The Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst is assisting the family with arrangements.