Richard “Rick” ZinielRichard “Rick” Ziniel, 69, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home in Grand Forks.
Richard Owen Ziniel was born June 8, 1944 in Mayville, ND the son of Joseph and Corrinn (Morstad) Ziniel. He was raised on the family farm near Mayville, and graduated from Mayville High School in 1962. Richard entered the United States Navy on March 25, 1963 at San Francisco, CA and served at sea during the Viet Nam War. He was honorably discharged from military service on March 24, 1967 at San Francisco, CA. He moved to Grand Forks and was employed for 43 years in the Maintenance Department of the Grand Forks Post Office, until his retirement in 2007. Richard married Linda Munter on June 3, 1972 in Sharon Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. He was a member of Sharon Lutheran Church, The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed listening to some country western music and Elton John Also, walking, reading, watching sports and ringing bells for the Salvation Army during the Christmas Season.