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Trevor J. Zeller

February 24, 1978 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 42)


     Trevor Jerome Zeller, 42, of Cataract, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, as a result of a UTV accident.

     He was born February 24, 1978, in Black River Falls, Wis. Trevor grew up in Black River Falls, Tomah, and Sparta; and lived in Spokane, Wash., for a few years, before returning to the area. He met the love of his life, Alexia Van Hoof, and they were married September 19, 2005, in Shamrock, Wis. The happiest day of Trevor’s life was September 17, 2010, when his son, Trevor Alois Zeller (affectionately nicknamed, “Turtle”) was born. He was a most loving father and they shared a bond like no other. Trevor loved to be outdoors with Turtle and spending time truly enjoying each other’s company. Family was always important. Trevor lived life to the fullest; he loved riding his Harley, working on making his cars faster, and hanging with family and good friends. He was a father, husband, son, and brother who will be missed by all who knew him.

     Survivors include his son, Trevor A. “Turtle” Zeller; wife, Alexia (Van Hoof) Zeller; mother and father, Debra (Peterson) and Jerome Zeller; sister, Clover Zeller; brother, Connor Zeller; grandmother, Eileen O’loughlin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Christine (O’loughlin) Van Hoof; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael (Celine) Van Hoof, Robert Van Hoof, Richard (Nikki) Van Hoof, Raymond (Nicole) Van Hoof, Marianne Van Hoof, Cristin Van Hoof, Jennifer Van Hoof, and Christopher Van Hoof; his Iowa family, Ellen Jordan, Travis (Tracy), and Levi (Kiera) Jordan; and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

     Trevor was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alois and Ruth Zeller, Godfred and MaryAnn Van Hoof, Dr. Peter O’loughlin, Forest and June Peterson, and Ron Jordan; and many more family members.

     A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m., until 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020, at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. Social distancing will be observed (10 people or less in the funeral home at one time). Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020, in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls, Wis., social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Alexia Zeller for their son, Turtle. 

     The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.       


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May 22, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home
106 W. Franklin St.
Sparta, WI 54656

Graveside Service
May 22, 2020

5:00 PM
Riverside Cemetery
Maple Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

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