Alvin Herman Zellers, 68, of Winamac, IN

Alvin Herman Zellers, 68, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  He passed away peacefully at his home.  Alvin was born on July 16, 1951 in Winamac to the late Alvin B. and Emma E. Sahlhoff Zellers.  He graduated from Winamac High School in 1972.  On July 5, 1980, Alvin married Wendy J. Pietrzak in Greenwich, CT.  She survives.

Alvin was a faithful member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac where he had served as an Elder and Trustee.  He was also very involved with the local Boy Scout Troop #229 and Cub Scout Pack #3230.   Alvin enjoyed chaperoning scout camping trips and outings.  He was especially proud that both of his sons obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.  

Alvin was a retired production worker having worked nearly twenty years at Winamac Steel and nearly twenty years at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna, until he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.   He enjoyed doing yardwork; and not just his, but also for many friends and neighbors around town.  Alvin was a talented handyman and woodworker.  He liked gardening and canning as well as cooking and baking.  Alvin was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and Notre Dame Women’s Basketball fan.  He was a genealogist and enjoyed gathering and collecting Zellers family history.  He was always faithful to attend the Zellers family reunion in the Winamac Town Park, and the Sahlhoff reunions in Bremen, IN.

Alvin was a very kind man who willingly gave of himself to others.  He was a loving and devoted husband, dad, brother and godfather.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 


Survivors include:

Wendy J. Pietrzak Zellers, Winamac, IN Wife

Zachary A. Zellers, Winamac, IN Son

David W. Zellers, Sullivan, IN Son

Bertha A. Kelsey, South Bend, IN Sister

Glen A. (Kathy) Zellers, Winamac, IN Brother

Emma Lou (Chris) Nielsen, Winamac, IN Sister

Jean Pietrzak, Greenwich, CT Mother-in-law

Sandy (Chris) Burns, Syracuse, NY Sister-in-law

Heidi (Timmy) Hupal, Greenwich, CT Sister-in-law

Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins





Preceded in death by:

Alvin B. and Emma E. Sahlhoff Zellers, Parents

Ben E. (Celia) Zellers, Brother

Jacque and Penny, Half Sisters



Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Monday, March 16, 2020 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac, IN. 


Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or Boy Scout Troop #229.


Online Tributes may be offered at


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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