Kenneth Clement Zella


Kenneth Clement Zella, of Gonzales, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the age of 77. Kenneth was born September 30, 1943, in Gonzales to Louis and Anastasia Petras Zella.

Kenneth spent 20 years in the poultry business harvesting eggs. He spent the next 30 years custom baling hay from one end of the county to the other. In what down time he could spare, one of his common spots was a cattle auction. Kenneth hauled cattle to and from sale barns all over. Everyday there was a sale, you would see him driving up ready to take on a full night’s work of hauling. He wasn’t afraid of hard work, and never shied away from it. Kenneth also enjoyed listening to polka music and playing dominos. However, his life was surrounded with agriculture, and he took immense pride in being a rancher.

Kenneth is survived by partner, Linda Brown, former wife, Margaret Zella, daughter, Debbie Remschel and husband Todd, son, Randy Zella, brothers, Carl Zella and wife Delores, and Robert Zella, grandsons, Lance Remschel and wife Corie, Garrett Remschel and wife Tracie, Dillon Zella and Hunter Zella, and great-grandchildren, Olivia, LaciJoe, Brecken, and Cooper Remschel. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Adolph, Melvin, August, Joseph, Raymond and Edwin Zella, sisters, Elsie Spitzenberger, Mildred Roeber and Mary Sofka.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. in Hermann Sons Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth Hyden officiating. Pallbearers included: Lance Remschel, Garrett Remschel, Hunter Zella, Charles Zella, Mike Zella, and Jay McCown. Honorary pallbearer: Dillon Zella.

Friends may leave their condolences to the family and sign the guestbook by visiting Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.