Wilbur "Bun" R. Zendt

Died: Fri., Apr. 12, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church


Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery

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     Wilbur R. "Bun" Zendt, 99, of Mifflintown, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family.

     Born March 7, 1920, in Walker Township, Juniata Co, he was a son of the late Howard and Sylvia (Lauver) Zendt. His wife, Kathryn (Cleck) Zendt, whom he married March 29, 1941, died on October 31, 2003.

     He is survived by three children, Cinda Lauver and husband, Larry, of Port Royal, William W. Zendt and wife, Leslie, of Houston, Pa., and Jan Lauver and husband, Joe, of Mifflintown, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

     He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

     A farmer all his life, he also trained and drove harness horses from 1949 until recently.

     He was a member of Centre Lutheran Church and also attended Cedar Grove BIC Church. He was a member of Walker Grange.

     He enjoyed playing the keyboard, hunting, traveling, spending time with his family, and drinking coffee with his friends at "the barn."

     His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church, 287 Deerville Road, Mifflintown, with Rev. Kenneth Hepner and Rev. Mike Sigler officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

     Although there will be no viewing, the family will receive friends on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Family Hospice, Home Nursing Agency, 129 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

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Kim Hankins
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and membership of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to the Zendt family. Wilbur was a great contributor to the racing community at the Meadows.

mike cimaglio
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
sorry for your families loss he lived a great an full life and contributed much to many people whose paths he crossed

Brett Merkle
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
To the whole Zendt family ... I'm sorry for your loss .

Walter Ross
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
To the family of "BUN",So sorry for your loss. Stalls are waitjng up above. R I P.Bun you will be missed. The Walter Ross Stable Margate Florida

Bill O’Donnell
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
My condolences to the Zendt family. RIP Mr Zendt.

Lois (Auker) Crissman
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Cindy , Bill , Jan , and the whole Zendt family , So sorry for the passing of Bun . Hope the long life your father had and all the things that he enjoyed during his life will bring you peace during this sad time . I remember a time when Aunt Ann, Uncle Henry Fleisher and your family went to the shore and saw your Dad race . What fun we had staying at the cabins. My thoughts are with you all . Love Lois

Dave Van Dusen
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
The Zendt Family lost a wonderful role model in Wilbur. All that knew him will miss him and remember him well! Sorry for your loss.