December 20, 1948 ~ November 13, 2019

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

Thomas “Tom/Tommy” Neldon Zanetell Jr., 71, passed away at his home in Pueblo West, Colo. on Nov. 13, 2019. Tom was born on Dec. 20, 1948, to Thomas Sr. and Betty Zanetell in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Aurora Hinkley High School in 1966. Tom’s vast career was in the construction and mining industry, he worked for the following companies throughout his life: Holloway, Martin K Eby, Peter Kwiett, Harrison Western Company, Cooley Gravel, Aggregate Industries, Asphalt Specialties, Inter Mountain Equipment Company, Multi-Serve, Frontier Materials and Beltramo and Sons. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 9, AFL-CIO. Tom enjoyed anything that had a throttle on it but mostly cars. If he wasn’t building them or restoring them he was racing them either on circle tracks or drag strips. He had a special love for his 32 Hudson and his 40 Ford.

Tom is survived by his wife, Janet; one son, Scott (Gerri Jean) Zanetell; two step-sons, Nathan (Erica) Ziegman and David Ziegman (Maggie); four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother, Gerry Zanetell; and sister-in-law, Debbie Zanetell; his first wife, Maryln Zanetell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held noon on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Please contact the family (719) 647-2014 for details.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made directly to Alzheimer’s Association of Pueblo, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Bldg. B, Pueblo CO 81008 or through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Jan. Buzz and I just learned about Tom’s death. We are so very sorry. Would love to be in contact with you. He was a great friend to both of us.

  2. Jan- I heard about Tom and want to share my sympathy and prayers with you. I’d love to get together soon to re-connect. I’m thinking of you and your family.

  3. CandleImageOur thoughts and prayers are with you Jan. Tom will be missed. Jim is forever talking about building the Corvette with Tom and the fun they had. Spending time up at your house and the lunches you made for them. So many great memories! If you ever need anything please give us a call. Jim and Marlena Thompson

  4. I am so sorry for your loss, he was such a nice person. When we hear thunder from this day forward,
    we will know it is your Tom and my John drag racing among the clouds.

    Please know I am thinking of you.

    Faye Mayo

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