Death of Kurt Ziebart

July 27, 1920 - September 12, 2011
Williamsburg, Michigan | Age 91

Auto rust-proofing pioneer dies at 91
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DAVID N. GOODMAN, The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Kurt Ziebart, inventor of the Ziebart rust-proofing process, has died at age 91.

The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City says Ziebart died Monday at his home in Williamsburg, about 10 miles east of Traverse City.

Ziebart was born in Kiesslingswalde in West Prussia, Germany, which became part of Poland after World War II. He became a certified master auto mechanic and ran a repair business in Germany before he...

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