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Margaret L. Burau

Margaret L. Zellmann Burau, 88, of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Elim Home in Watertown.

Margaret was born Oct. 31, 1915, at Mayer, Minn., the daughter of Herman and Magdalena (Hill) Zummach.

She was baptized Nov. 21, 1915, and confirmed April 13, 1930, at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, both by the Rev. F. W. Erthal.

Margaret was married to Herman J. Zellmann Oct. 14, 1934, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer by the Rev. F.W. Erthal.

Herman and Margaret farmed from 1934 to 1967. Margaret worked at Waconia Produce for three years and Tonka Toys for 23 years where she retired.

In 1967, they moved to Lester Prairie. Herman passed away March 23, 1973.

She was married to Walter A. Burau May 18, 1991, at Narrows Community Church in Outing, Minn. He passed away Jan. 11, 2001.

In May of 2003, she moved to Mayer with her daughter Dianne and husband Charles Huepenbecker. She enjoyed baking, doing things with her sisters, enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She enjoyed her outings with her family, especially eating at the Ranch House.

Margaret is preceded in death by husbands Herman J. Zellmann and Walter A. Burau, grandson Danny Huepenbecker, parents Herman and Magdalena Zummach, and brother Waldemar (Pete) Zummach.

Margaret is survived by her children and spouses Gerald and Peggy Zellmann of Everett, Wash., Ronald and Carol Zellmann of Watertown, Dianne and Charles Huepenbecker of Mayer, Jesse and Beverly Zellmann of Gig Harbor, Wash., and step-son and wife Ordean and Dori Burau of Sandwich, Ill.

Margaret is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, sisters Flora Luedtke of New Germany, Luella Granzow of Watertown, Glenna Schumacher of Eden Prairie, Martha Kuntz of New Germany, sister-in-law Arles Zellmann of New Germany, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services for Margaret were Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. The Rev. Grant Bode officiated. Visitation was Sunday evening at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

The organist was Jane Holasek, and the soloist was Chuck Thiel, who sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." Congregational hymns were "Just as I Am" and "I'm but a Stranger Here."

Serving as casketbearers were Margaret's granddaughters Kim Lange, Jolean Hecksel, Susan Heinzen, Lori Cole, Aubreca Zellmann, Linda Zellmann, and Jody Zellmann.

Interment was at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery Lester Prairie.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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