Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Government Says He's Dead, but Man Insists He's Very Alive

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Government Says He's Dead, but Man Insists He's Very Alive

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LINCOLN, Neb. * A man in Nebraska says he's not dead, despite what the Social Security Administration has said.

The man, Chuck Zellers, learned of his demise in March after his Social Security deposit was removed from his bank account while he and his wife, Alice, were in Arizona, he told the Lincoln Journal Star.

They talked to a woman at the Social Security office who checked her computer and told him, " 'Oh, by golly, you are dead,' " Zellers said. "She told me it could be a funeral home declared you deceased; or that someone just put in a wrong keystroke or something like that," he said.

But Zellers, 73, acknowledged that he would probably never know how it happened.

So, he has spent the past few weeks going from agency to agency, business to business, proving with various documents that Charles Richard Zellers II, of Lincoln, Neb. …

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