Harvey Zingg

Harvey Zingg, 88, a long-time Verona resident, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 13, 2023, at St. Mary’s Care Center, as a result of congestive heart failure. Harvey was born in New Glarus on June 6, 1934, the youngest of five siblings. His parents were Ernest R. Zingg of Verona and Louisa B. (Schneider) Zingg, originally from New Glarus. When Harvey was almost three years old the family moved to the farm on Cross Country Rd. that was purchased by his Zingg grandparents in 1906. He was able to live at the farmhouse on Zingg Drive until a few months ago.

Harvey attended Verona Graded and High Schools. He farmed in partnership with his parents on the Zingg farm and other rented land for many years. The farming included dairy cows, hogs, chickens, beef cattle and cash corn crops. Harvey was a crop seed representative for Kaltenberg Seeds for over 20 years. He also served as a substitute canned milk hauler to cheese factories, including the Paoli factory that is now Seven Acre Dairy Co. After the farming operation ended, Harvey continued his love of farming being employed by Acker Farms, working farmland throughout Dane County.