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“I'm so sorry to hear that Dr Ken passed away. He was a terrific doctor and loved taking care of children. He always had a smile and a kind word. He...Read More »
1 of 48 | Posted by: Carolyn Lawrence - Cincinnati, OH

“Beth I am so sorry for your lost. I remember the days so clear when you and Ken would drop your kids off at Westgate before Ken started to practice....Read More »
2 of 48 | Posted by: Melissa Newman - Cincinnati, OH

“To quote my daughter Emily, "I feel like as a kid I just thought that doctors were gentle and calming but I'm reading all of these comments on the...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Connie Schulten - Cincinnati, OH

“Beth.... I'm so sorry for your loss! Prayers go out for Ken's soul and for the peace of Christ for you and your family! ”
4 of 48 | Posted by: Lynn (Bihn) Rothan - Cincinnati, OH

“A wonderful friend gone too soon! Thank you for the friendships we shared, for assisting as doctor in the house at the annual New Years eve parties...Read More »
5 of 48 | Posted by: Frank & Susan Kohorst - OH


6 of 48 | Posted by: Frank & Susan Kohorst - OH

“He was a fabulous caring doctor. I am so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you his true family. He made us all feel a part. ”
7 of 48 | Posted by: Carol Wullenweber - Cincinnati, OH

“Thank you thank you, all the way to heaven. I was a very nervous first time mom at 41. You were great with our son. Nicholas loved you and has...Read More »
8 of 48 | Posted by: Michelle Conda - Cincinnati, OH

“My husband and I both remember Ken and his wonderful sense of humor from residency days. We are so sorry for all that he, and you his family, have...Read More »
9 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“So sad to see the passing of such a wonderful doctor. He was my children's pediatrician from birth until they were 18 years old. He was always...Read More »
10 of 48 | Posted by: Julie Carroll - Cincinnati, OH

“His Lord said to him, Well done thy good and faithful servant... Enter into the joy of your Lord'Matt:25:16-23Dr Ken Zwergel was all four of my...Read More »
11 of 48 | Posted by: Patti Urig-Reynolds - Cincinnati, OH

“Ken was such a great guy taken way, way too soon. I am very sorry for this great loss and what all of you have been through in the last few years. I...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Kathy and Chris Ahern Cincinnati

“I was one of Ken's classmates from residency and echo Brad Fine's comments on the pleasure I had working with Ken during our training. I was so...Read More »
13 of 48 | Posted by: William Hardie - Lebanon, OH

“Back in 1994 when Dr Z was starting out in Dr. Gregory's office I had my first son. When he was 7 months old he had a bad ear infection and I called...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: Sheila Stitzel - Burlington, KY

“Back in 1994 when I had my first child, Dr. Z was our Doctor. When my son was 7 months old, he had a bad ear infection, and being the new mom, I...Read More »
15 of 48 | Posted by: Sheila Stitzel - Burlington, KY

“Dr. Zwergel was my Dr. from birth until I couldn't go to him anymore which was very sad. He was an amazing Dr., always smiling, he made me laugh...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Dylan Beck - Cleves, OH - Friend

“I trained with Ken at CHMC from 1990-93. I knew within a few months, I was not cut out to do what Ken did so eloquently for over 25 years. He had...Read More »
17 of 48 | Posted by: Bradley Fine - Elmhurst, IL

“So sorry to hear this news. Dr. Zwergel was the kindest soul. I am so blessed to have had the privilege to work with him. He was also our eldest...Read More »
18 of 48 | Posted by: Carrie Martin - Florence, KY

“We are so very sorry for your loss. We can truly say that Dr Z was the most kind and caring doctor we have ever met. We feel like we have lost one of...Read More »
19 of 48 | Posted by: Victoria Ryles - Cincinnati, OH

“I remember Dr. Zwergel during his residency in the PPC Clinic at CCHMC . My prayers go out to you and your family. ”
20 of 48 | Posted by: cynthy fehring - milan, IN


21 of 48 | Posted by: Cynthy Fehring - Milan, IN

“A loss for the Westside and for the world of Pediatrics! Dr. Z was not only an awesome pediatrician but a wonderful person to work for! ”
22 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“Dr. Zwergel was the Doctor for our daughter Lucy who was a month premature. Lucy was our first daughter who spent a week in the NICU at Christ. The...Read More »
23 of 48 | Posted by: David Jung - Arden, NC

“Sorry to hear of this.... I remember working with Ken at Gold Circle before he became a pediatrician. My grandchildren seen him a few times when...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: Linda Klapper Klapper - OH

“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Z. My kids absolutely loved him as did we. He will be missed. ”
25 of 48 | Posted by: Heather Casebolt - Friend


26 of 48 | Posted by: julie lachtrupp - CINCINNATI, OH

“I am so so sorry for your loss Beth. I credit Ken for saving my sons live when he was six weeks old and he was his doctor for many years! What a kind...Read More »
27 of 48 | Posted by: Mary Swegman-Philpot - Cincinnati

“So very sad to hear about Dr.Z passing away. Awesome doctor to my premmie 22 years ago. Compassion , humor and love is how we will remember him. Our...Read More »
28 of 48 | Posted by: Kris Perry - Cincinnati - Friend

“Dr Zwergel was the absolute best pediatrician any parent could ever ask for. Always listening and encouraging the parents and the kids. We will miss...Read More »
29 of 48 | Posted by: Michelle Gramke - Cincinnati, OH

“Our thoughts prayers are with the family.Dr. Zwergel, was Laura Alan and Ann Hammann's pediatrician, since the Glenmore office, and for twenty years....Read More »
30 of 48 | Posted by: Pamela Hammann - Cincinnati, OH

“Dr. Zwergel was a very kind, compassionate, extraordinary pediatrician. He honestly cared about "his" kids and their family. The world of medicine...Read More »
31 of 48 | Posted by: Sherry H - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry to hear about this Beth. I have fond memories of our days at Gold Circle years ago and have followed Ken's career over the years in the...Read More »
32 of 48 | Posted by: Lynn Richmond - CINCINNATI, OH

“We started see him when he first started with Dr Gregory. We loved him so much we followed him to Queen City When he joined their practice. Both my...Read More »
33 of 48 | Posted by: Lisa Cox - Cincinnati, OH

“So very sorry to hear of Dr. Zwergel's passing. My kids saw him on several occasions, what a kind and gentle person he was. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
34 of 48 | Posted by: Pamela Cade - OH

“I worked for Doc for a short while when he was taking over Gregory & Gerhardt's practice. He had two small children and a devoted wife. When I had...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Emily Bender - Cincinnati, OH

“Dr Z was one of the most compassionate people I've ever met. Our family was so blessed to have him for Bobby's care. He went above and beyond to help...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: Vicky Scheper - Cincinnati, OH

“Truly wonderful doctor. Certainly made a difference in the health of my children. Ever so happy I switched to him. RIP Dr. Zwergel. Love to...Read More »
37 of 48 | Posted by: A friend

“You were such a great doctor to my children, but most of all, you were such a good mentor and friend to me. You were so kind and understanding when...Read More »
38 of 48 | Posted by: Rachel Hartman - Fishers, IN

“Condolences to the family. Dr. Z was a wonderful man and my kids pediatrician. ”
39 of 48 | Posted by: Teresa Lubic - West Harrison, IN

“Beth, I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I'll be thinking of you and your family during this very sad and difficult time. Take care and may he...Read More »
40 of 48 | Posted by: Beth Abernathy - Cincinnati, OH

“You were our kids pediatric doctor for 18 years , you were a great doctor always wanted your opinion on everything you'll be missed!! ”
41 of 48 | Posted by: Lynn Herzner - Mason, OH

“I am very saddened by this. I have so many wonderful memories of my time working with him. My heart felt condolences to his family. May your memories...Read More »
42 of 48 | Posted by: Martha Martin - Cincinnati, OH

“Sending prayers to the family ”
43 of 48 | Posted by: Karen Kortgardner Fogel - OH

“So sorry for your loss! So sad to hear about Dr. Z! I cannot say enough about how great he was to my kids especially my son who has special needs. He...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Stacy Hettesheimer - Friend

“He was a great caring doctor and I always felt he was treating my children as his own. He had great interaction with his patients. Thoughts and...Read More »
45 of 48 | Posted by: Kristy McGranahan - Cincinnati, OH

“Dr. Z took care of both my baby girls for me. We only got to see for for a couple of years but he made every single visit fun and silly for both of...Read More »
46 of 48 | Posted by: Nichol Wilcher

“Beth, Kris, Kelsey and Arynn, my prayers are with all of you . Rest In Peace with the Lord Ken. ”
47 of 48 | Posted by: Betty Grawe - Cincinnati, OH

“Beth and family, so very sorry for your loss. ”
48 of 48 | Posted by: Beverly Day Meador - Morgantown, WV


ZWERGEL, Kenneth J., beloved husband of Beth A. Zwergel (nee Koppenhoefer) for 29 years. Loving father of Kristopher, Kelsey and Arynn Zwergel. Dear brother of Dave Zwergel and brother-in-law of Ted (Ryland) Koppenhoefer, Karen (Jim) Walsh, Dick (Cara) Koppenhoefer and Keith (Jamie Rudolph) Koppenhoefer. Devoted son-in-law of Ruth Koppenhoefer (nee Ahlrichs). Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Dr. Zwergel (or Dr. Z as he was known) was a beloved pediatrician. He started his career with Dr. Gregory and Dr. Gerhardt but moved to Queen City Physicians early in his career. He had a reputation as a great listener, compassionate and calming doctor. He was a world traveler and loved to travel with family and friends. However, his favorite destination was Walt Disney World where he went almost every year. His passion was soccer and watching his children play. He will be missed by all.
Dr. Z passed away on July 17, 2019 at 58 years of age. Visitation at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Road, Sunday from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Victory Church, 810 Neeb Road. Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220 or Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263. www.bjmeyer.com