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John Franklin Zeuthen

December 26, 1939 ~ March 8, 2018 (age 78)

December 26, 1939 - March 8, 2018

John Franklin Zeuthen passed away in Napa on March 8, 2018 at the age of 78.

John was born on December 26, 1939 in Greenport, Long Island, New York

On August 24, 1963, John married the love of his life, Carolyn. John and Carolyn met in Washington state where John was completing his enlistment in the Army at Ft. Lewis. They began their married life in Southern California where John had started his career in brewing at Anheuser Busch. The couple welcomed 3 children into the household. In 1976 the family moved to Napa following John’s career move to the A-B Fairfield Brewery. While working, he attended and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. This degree opened up opportunities for growth within Anheuser-Busch, and John retired as a Senior Assistant Brew Master after 36 years with the company. During his working career he was active in the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

John’s children remember him as a kind and driven father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. He was a generous and loving individual who loved being a husband, father, and grandfather. One of his greatest joys was being a grandfather and spending hours with the grandchildren. John enjoyed the outdoors with gardening, fishing, and hiking. Travel and road trips were also activities he was fond of.

John is survived by his wife, Carolyn; children, Sandra (Michael and grandson Cole) of Napa; John Jr. (Isabel and granddaughter Adriana); Kevin (Charolette and grandsons Alex and Jack) of Fayetteville, Arkansas; brother Fred (Carolyn and nephews Greg, John, and Brian) and sister Marie.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00pm at the Tulocay Chapel in Napa, California. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John’s life. There will be a private interment at Tulocay Cemetery. The family would like to thank all those who knew John for being a part of his life. John will be remembered by many family and friends.

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