Sen. Jerry Moran Pays Tribute to Sonny Zetmeir
“If one’s value in life is determined by whether or not you made a difference while you were here on this earth, Sonny’s life was priceless.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke on the Senate floor on Wednesday in tribute to Emil F. “Sonny” Zetmeir of Parsons, Kan., who passed away in September 2013. Zetmeir, owner of Grandview Products, grew the family-owned cabinet manufacturing companyfrom a small, local business with 24 employees to a $50 million dollar company with 430 employees shipping cabinets from coast to coast. Sen. Moran believes Sonny’s legacy as a businessman is rivaled only by his commitment to his community and improving the lives of those around him.
“Sonny was a person with such optimism and so engaged in improving the lives of others,” Sen. Moran said “The community of Parsons lost one of their greatest champions when Sonny Zetmeir passed away. His humor and selflessness truly made an indelible impact on the community… If one’s value in life is determined by whether or not you made a difference while you were here on this earth, Sonny’s life was priceless.”
United States Senate matters, so much more is accomplished by a person like Sonny. Sonny Zetmeir lived the life, and by investing his time and talent and financial support into the community he lived, he made a difference every day. His involvement in the community and selflessness serves as an inspiration and should be a role model for every American.