Charles (Chuck) Almond Zwiener
Charles (Chuck) Almond Zwiener, age 93, died Nov. 7, 2018, peacefully with family present.
He was born on May 14, 1925, in Ortonville, Minn. Chuck graduated from Murray High School in St. Paul, Minn., where he lettered in golf. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served from 1943 to 1947. He was a radio operator in the B-17 bomber in Europe. Then he graduated from the University of Minnesota and lettered in golf. Chuck went on to teach high school in Ortonville, Minn., and Anoka, Minn., where he coached golf and football. He was the club pro at Greenhaven Country Club in Anoka.
In 1957, he came to Iowa City to become the head golf coach at the University of Iowa for 32 years. He influenced and positively affected the lives of many, many students and members of the golf community. Over the years, he had a graduation rate of 100 percent for members of his teams. Many went on to play on the PGA tour. And many more have led successful lives.
As a player, he shot a 63 at the Ortonville Country Club and a 66 at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. He had nine holes-in-one but only seven were properly witnessed. Chuck also was a referee of high school football for many years.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Charlotte; his brothers, Bill and Tom Zwiener; his children, Tim, Chris, Dan, Julie, Paul and Laurie; as well as 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Zwiener Endowed Scholarship for Golf, c/o Gay & Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City.
To share a thought, memory or condolence with Chuck's family please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com. Private family services with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery have been held.