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David Zitzloff

David Lawrence Zitzloff, age 52, of Delano, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina after a six-year battle with cancer.

Dave was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, fireman, co-worker, and friend. We will miss his one-liners, good stories and big blue eyes. His spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Dave enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his beloved granddaughter Brooke. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a very active member of the Delano community.

Dave served on the Delano Fire Department for 29 years, Delano Athletic Association, park board, city council, Delano 4th of July Committee, Youth Hockey Association, church council, and coordinated, along with his wife, the youth baseball and softball programs.

In 2006, Dave received the Delano Citizen of the Year award, along with his brother, Gary.

He was employed by Bosch for the last 27 years.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and JoAnn; father-in-law Alvin Schell; sister-in-law Marilyn Kanne; and brothers-in-law Raymond Schell and John Eklund.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 33 years, Dorothy; sons Brad and Stacy, and Steve; granddaughter Brooke; brothers Mark and friend Kaylene, Gary and Jeanne; sisters Jill and Bill Tetrick and Pam and Brian Diem; mother-in-law Irene Schell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marian McWilliams, George and Kay Schell, Marie Eklund, Wayne and Kay Schell, and Carilyn and Raygene Moser; many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano with the Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Interment in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Delano, Minnesota.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.