LOUISVILLE, KY. — Kenneth Everett Zoeller, 59, of Louisville died of a heart attack May 8 while traveling on business in Taipei, Taiwan.

He was employed at Zoeller Co. for 37 years in various capacities but most recently as vice president/engineering. Ken Zoeller held nine patents related to pump technology on behalf of the company and two pending at the time of his death.

Born Dec. 10, 1944, he was the son of the late Edward Jerome and Marie Zoeller, who survives. Ken Zoeller was a lifelong resident of Louisville and an active member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville where he received an associate’s degree in engineering technology and a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

He was active in membership and leadership in the Sump & Sewage Pump Manufacturer’s Association, the National On-Site Wastewater Association and the Kentucky On-site Wastewater Association. In addition, Ken Zoeller was active in numerous community and charitable organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marian; his children, Dominic A. Zoeller and Monica E. Henderson; four grandchildren; four sisters; and three brothers. The funeral was held on May 17 at St. Polycarp Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth E. Zoeller Memorial Fund, c/o The Cerebral Palsy School of Louisville Inc. (The Mattingly Center), 1520 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40205.