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Mark Louis Zander

Mark Louis Zander, age 96, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo.

He was born Nov. 26, 1909 in Albion Township, Wright County to August and Elizabeth (Lorentz) Zander.

Mark married Esther M. Mielke Feb. 18, 1931 in Howard Lake, and she preceded him in death June 17, 1980.

Mark farmed in Albion Township his entire lifetime; he also did carpentry, masonry, and custom agriculture work.

He was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, and enjoyed dancing and card playing.

Mark is survived by his son, Kenneth of Cokato; grandchildren Thomas (Cynthia), Timothy, John, and Barbara (Roger) Polo; great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Daniel Zander, all of Maple Lake; step grandchildren Vicky, Valerie, and Brenda; and many nieces, nephews, and step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Esther, he was preceded in death by daughters-in-law Rozella and Norma; a great-grandson, Joseph; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Maple Lake with the Rev. Jeff Palmer officiating. The organist was Myrna Jude. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale.

Friends called Thursday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake, and one hour prior to the services at the church. There was a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers were John, Timothy, Thomas, Daniel, and Elizabeth Zander; Roger Polo, Gerald Uecker, and Larry Holland.

Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Maple Lake.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem United Church of Christ.

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