Paul "Wizard" Zwiener
VROC # 14923
Rest in Peace
September 5, 1958 - August 12, 2016
Paul and Connie at the VROC memorial monument. Sadly, he is now a part of it.
From a facebook post by his life partner, Connie Ostrowski:
Paul Michael (Wizard) Zwiener, age 57, of Wildwood, IL passed away Friday, August 12th, 2016
in Libertyville, IL. Paul was born September 5th, 1958 in Blue Island, IL to Dietmar and
Antoinette Zwiener. Paul was a “Road Driver” of FedEx Freight for more than twenty years. Prior
to that he was a road driver at American Freightways. Paul was also a very dedicated and proud Marine.
He was a cherished and contributing member to several charity organizations. Including: MWGRR,
Marines Toys for Tots, VROC, IWWTFTRG, Indian Motorcycle Owners Club, Children of Fallen Riders,
POW & MIA groups, and a proud H.O.G. Member and many more.
Paul is survived by his children, Michael Zwiener of Phoenix, AZ and Jessica Zwiener of Gurnee, IL.
His loving life partner, Connie C. Ostrowski, and “Hellmates,” Raymond J. Ostrowski II, Matthew J. Paulsen
of Wildwood and their children raised together; Natascha L. Wilkinson (Casey M. Hinrichs) of Avoca, WI,
Darien R. Ostrowski and Keyon H. Ostrowski of Wildwood, IL; Kaiya L. Hinrichs, granddaughter; his siblings,
Victoria Ardizzone, Lucinda (Kevin) Carruthers of Homewood, Brian (Lisa Rigsby) Zwiener of Bourbonnais, IL,
and Roberta (Verne) Bauer of Crestwood; and nieces and nephews, Brian Maxwell, Elliot Carruthers,
Antoinette Zwiener, Scott Bauer, Mackenzie Zwiener, Celeste Bauer, and Jacob Zwiener. He was
predeceased by his parents, daughter Michelle, and sister, Celeste.
Paul would want everyone to remember to live your dash between birth and death to the fullest and
know that life is more than a destination. It’s a journey.
From the obituary for Paul M. Zwiener:
Paul M. Zwiener, age 57, of Wildwood, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 in Libertyville.
He was born September 5, 1958 in Blue Island to Dietmar and Antoinette Zwiener. He was a member
of the Boscobel Midwest Great River Rally. Paul is survived by his children, Michael Zwiener
of Phoenix, AZ and Jessica Zwiener of Gurnee; his siblings, Victoria Ardizzone,
Lucinda (Kevin) Carruthers of Homewood, Brian (Lisa Rigsby) Zwiener of Bourbonnais, and
Roberta (Verne) Bauer of Crestwood; and his nieces and nephews, Brian Maxwell, Elliot Carruthers,
Antoinette Zwiener, Scott Bauer, Mackenzie Zwiener, Celeste Bauer, and Jacob Zwiener,
his girlfriend, Connie Ostrowski;. He was predeceased by his parents, daughter, Michelle, and
sister, Celeste. Friends of the family may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on
Monday, August 22, 2016 followed by a memorial service commencing at 8:00 p.m. at
Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030.
Jim "Duck" McCaw posted Friday, August 12th:
With a very heavy heart I am passing on the very sad news of the death of our friend Paul Wizard Zeiner (#14923).
Paul had picked his bike up from having it serviced for he and Connie's trip up to Lake Superior tomorrow.
He was making a left turn on a green arrow and was struck by a commercial truck and killed.
I am at a loss for words, I have spoken with Connie as she was following behind in a vehicle and witnessed
this horrible situation, I can only guess as to how crushed she is.
As I get more information I will pass it on too everyone.
RIP Wiz my brother from another mother
Thanks to Don "BlckChrome" Soland, VROC 60 for the pictures.
VROC condolences to the family
of Paul M. Zwiener.
Rest in peace Paul.