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Orson C Zinglersen

January 14, 1924 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 96)


Orson “Doc” Constantine Zinglersen, 96 years of age passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Veteran of WWII, having served honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard, in the South Pacific, as the ships medical corpsman, as well as Machinist Mate 1st class, hence the nickname “Doc”. He was a 32nd degree Free Mason, member in good standing in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also enjoyed his time as a member of the Metairie Good Ole’ Boys. He was a member of the Carpenter & Millwrights Local Unions. He retired as the Director of Labor Relations for Foster Wheeler Corp. A resident of Metairie, and for the last 15 years he resided at Kenner’s Nouveau Marc Retirement Community. He is preceded in death by his First wife of 58 years, Althea Wessing and his second wife of 6 years, Mary Mason. He is survived by his brother, Peter. Also his daughter, Linda Seely (John), his son, Orson Jr. (Judy), his grandsons, Michael (Kelli) & John (Cynthia) Seely, and his three great-granddaughters (Hannah, Allison, & Emily). He will be terribly missed by his family and friends. His family wants to acknowledge his loving, highly dedicated care givers over the last three years. Special recognition to Mrs. Nancy, Ms. Monique, Ms. Shelita, Ms. Shirley, Ms. Theresa and Ms. Veronica of Nancy’s Health Care Services. We wouldn’t have been able to maintain his quality of life without these dedicated care givers. There are no services at this time, however a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Friend and relatives are encouraged to share memories and condolences, visit

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