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Norman Jay Zwinge
60-year resident of Manteca
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Norman Jay Zwinge, 89, died Tuesday, December 29, at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 18, 1920 in Tracy. He was a lineman for PG&E for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter Linda Hudson.

Mr. Zwinge is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carroll Zwinge; daughter, Norma Titsworth of Great Bend, KS; grandchildren, Rodney Monsees (Sabine) of Austin, Texas, Randy Benefield (Darla) of Petaluma, Shelley McKeever (John) of Everett, Washington, Rachel Chang (Johnson) of Oakland and Sarah Hinmon (Steven) of Hoisington, KS, step-granddaughters, Sherri Titsworth of Carlisle, Penn. and Jennifer Broom (John) of Jefferson, Ohio, three great-grandsons, Brandon, Ryan and Grant, two great-granddaughters, Amber and Katherine.

Norman was initiated into the Masonic Order in 1945 and was a member and Past Master of Tyrian Lodge in Manteca. He was a member of the Scottish Rite in Stockton, Ben Ali Shrine in Sacramento and past Commander of Ben Ali Shrine Legion of Honor. He was a member of Mother Lode Shrine club, Ben Ali Past Masters Unit, San Joaquin Shrine Club, Robert the Bruce Association and a member and past president of Escalon Shrine Club.

Golfing was one of his greatest pleasures until recent years. He was a past charter member of the Manteca Men’s Golf Club and was a past president.

He served as a volunteer driver of children and families to the Shrine Children’s Hospital. He served on the Rainbow Girls Advisory Board and as Rainbow Dad. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 2 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 E. North St., Manteca. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817 or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 910 E. North St., Manteca, CA 95337.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009