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George A. Zech, 92

George A. Zech, age 92, of Buffalo, and formerly of Maple Lake, died Tuesday Dec. 2, 2003 at Parkview Care Center.

He was born July 4, 1911 in Howard Lake the son of John and Julia Vogel Zech.

He was baptized July 23, 1911 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. George was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith May 27, 1923 at St. James Lutheran Church. His confirmation verse was Romans 1:6.

He attended Howard Lake High School. George later attended Dunwoody Institute and graduated from its electrical department in 1934.

George Zech and Lucille Larson were joined in holy marriage Sept. 24, 1937 at the Cokato Baptist Church. God blessed their marriage with three children.

He was the first employee hired by Wright-Hennepin Electric and worked there for more than 40 years.

Zech was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. George formerly served on various positions in his church, and also on the Maple Lake School Board.

He was a member of the Ham radio club and played the musical saw. George loved the outdoors, especially flyfishing and bird hunting.

George is survived by children Peter (Elaine) Zech of Roseburg, Ore., David Zech of Eagan, and Linda (David) Taylor of Buffalo; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, sister Elaine Workman of Howard Lake, other relatives and friends.

George is preceded in death by his loving wife Lucille of 54 years, who died April 27, 1991; parents John and Julia Zech, brothers Luther, Richard, and William Zech, and sisters Eva Zech Diers and Leah Zech Luhman.

Funeral services for George Zech were Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo, with the Rev. James Disney officiating. Deb Chapa was the organist and Pixie Elletson was the soloist.

Interment was at Howard Lake Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. A prayer service was at 6:30 p.m.

Casketbearers were John Zech, Robert Workman, Daniel Workman, John Fagerstrom, Cecil Larson and Jon Larson.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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