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He was born Feb. 18, 1925, on the family farm west of Concho, the seventh of eight children to Jacob and Etta (Schmidt) Zweiacher.
At the age of 17, John enlisted in the Navy and served his country during World War II as a Seabee in St. Thomas US VI and Okinawa.
After the war he worked in construction and then for the Federal Correctional Institution, retiring in 1975, then worked in real estate which led to a job as a land man with Andover Oil/Santa Fe Minerals, a job he truly most enjoyed.
John was a true gentleman, always took care of his family and never passed up anyone who needed help.
Described as a thinker, John was very intelligent with a great sense of humor. With a curious mind, he never stopped learning. He got his first computer in his 70s, learned to email and surf the net and had several different blogs.
He was the last surviving member of his family’s generation, predeceased by all siblings and cousins as well as his first wife, Jeanne Zweiacher.
He is survived by his daughter, Janelle Hastings and husband, Jim of Oklahoma City; son, John Paul of Norman; his second wife, Mary Margaret of Nampa, Idaho; special sister-in-law, Maxine Ratterman, along with many nieces and nephews.
We love you and will miss you, Dad. We will see you again someday.
At Dad’s request, there will be no services. A visitation was held Thursday at Huber-Benson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals of El Reno or the Mary Knoll Society.