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Kevin John Ziese

November 15, 1957 - February 19, 2017
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Captain Kevin J. Ziese, USAF Retired, 59, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his home in Dripping Springs. He was born in Selden, Long Island, New York on November 15, 1957 to Russell A. Ziese and Joan Catherine Clark. He graduated with honors from Newfield High School in 1974 and entered the Air Force in 1975. After completing his training he was assigned to Wilford Hall Medical Center as a Laboratory Specialist. He ultimately achieved the rank of Captain on April 21, 1991 and retired on September 1, 1997. His decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Achievement Medal...
Captain Kevin J. Ziese, USAF Retired, 59, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his home in Dripping Springs. He was born in Selden, Long Island, New York on November 15, 1957 to Russell A. Ziese and Joan Catherine Clark. He graduated with honors from Newfield High School in 1974 and entered the Air Force in 1975. After completing his training he was assigned to Wilford Hall Medical Center as a Laboratory Specialist. He ultimately achieved the rank of Captain on April 21, 1991 and retired on September 1, 1997. His decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak cluster, the Good Conduct Medal with two leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal, the National Security Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He served as a UN Peacekeeping NATO Inspector to Iraq in the 90's looking for weapons of mass destruction and was also a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. Kevin ended his career (military and civilian) as a Computer Forensic Scientist/Engineer. He was also a founder of The Wheelgroup Corporation, which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1998; he also held 5 patents for his work at Cisco in Computers. Surviving him are his loving wife, Christine Ann Ziese and daughter, Christine Catherine Ziese both of Dripping Springs; and his beloved pets.

Public Visitation will begin 5:00 PM Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home with a Vigil Service and Rosary to be held at 7:00 PM. A Committal Service with full military honors will be held 9:45 AM Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.

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"Tonight I wondered where some of my Honolulu friends were. I looked up Kevin and am so sad to learn of his early death. My heartfelt condolences to his wife..." Steve Purnell (Mount Healthy, OH)

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