Norman W. Zachow, age 94, of Minneapolis, formerly of Hutchinson, died peacefully Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
A funeral service with immediate family will take place Monday, June 27 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest alongside his beloved wife of 67 years, Audrey, who passed away Nov. 2, 2015.
In addition to his wife, Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helena “Lena” Zachow; brothers Roland and Martin; and sister Gertrude Groehler;.
He is survived by a son, John “Jack” (Linda) of Seminole, FL; daughters JoAnne (Gary Hede), Norma (Tony DeMars), and Mary (Andrew) Zachow, all of Minneapolis, and Denise (Paul Burandt) Zachow of Chaska; and grandchildren.
Norman was born to German-American parents and raised in Gaylord. Following high school, and heeding the call like so many others of his generation, he joined the US Navy and proudly served aboard a hospital ship, the USS Solace, during World War II.
Following his service, Norman went to school on the GI Bill and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mortuary sciences. Most importantly, he met and married the lovely Audrey Mae Loberg of St. Paul.
Norman’s career took him to multiple locations, notably Lime Springs, IA (1956-1966), until he settled in Hutchinson, where he and Audrey lived for close to 50 years. He will be deeply missed.
If desired, memorials may be made to Alina Health Hospice or a hospice of donor’s choice.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel was in charge of the interment arrangements.