Dr. Earl R. Zini: Oct. 16, 1930 – Feb. 12, 2018

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Earl R. Zini, age 87, of Oak Harbor and former longtime Yakima resident, passed away with his family by his side on Feb. 12, 2018.

Earl was born in Great Falls, Mont. on Oct. 16, 1930, to Rudolph and Mabel Zini. He was raised in Great Falls until he moved to Tacoma. He attended Marymount Junior High School and Bellarmine College Prep School, where he lettered in rifle marksmanship. He then attended college in Seattle and graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1951. He was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served as an x-ray technologist in California.

Earl married Stephanie on May 24, 1958, and moved to Yakima in 1960 where they operated a chiropractic practice. In 1994, the couple retired and moved to Oak Harbor.

Earl is survived by his two sons, Stephen Zini and his wife Vivian of Centreville, Va., and Paul Zini and his wife Julie of Lynnwood; and five grandchildren, Tanner Peterson, Caleb and Stephanie Zini, and Anna and Bella Zini. He was preceded in death by his wife Stephanie, his sister Dorothy Martin and his daughter Lisa Peterson.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Wallin Funeral Home, 1811 NE 16th Ave., Oak Harbor. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at St. Augustine Church in Oak Harbor with Rev. Jerry Kienzle as celebrant. Friends and family are invited to a reception in the parish hall immediately following the Mass. Rite of Committal will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery after the reception.

The family suggests charitable contributions to Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. To share memories or leave condolences, please visit Earl’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuner alhome.com

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