Gary L. “Zoogs” Zuege

DEKORRA TOWNSHIP/POYNETTE – Gary L. “Zoogs” Zuege, age 62, passed away at his residence on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Gary was born on February 18, 1955, in Madison, the son of E. Dale Zuege and Betty (Casler) Nelson. He married Terri Sayler on May 17, 1986. Gary was a director with the Madison Bowling Association for many years and a member of the Madison Bowling Hall of Fame #109. He spent many years working at Dream Lanes and then spent his later years working with the Owl’s Nest.  

He is survived by his wife, Terri Zuege; daughters, Carrie (Troy) Maser and Kelly (Brad Buckingham) Zuege; grandchildren, Duston, Hunter, Autumn, Emilie; brother, Kurt Zuege; sister-in-law, Ginni Zuege; nephew, Dale (Liz) Zuege; and mother-in-law, Merle Good. Gary is further survived by his in-laws and many other close relatives, friends, and grand fur-babies. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; step-father, Arnie Nelson; brother, Jon Zuege; sister-in-law, Gail Zuege; and uncles.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Owl’s Nest Supper Club, 617 E. North St., Poynette, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp for Wisconsin.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home is assisting the family.  


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)