Shawn Brian Zander, age 30, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Dassel, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
He was born Dec. 2, 1985, in Waconia, to Brian and Joan (Remer) Zander.
Shawn grew up in Dassel, was baptized and confirmed at the Church of Christ in Dassel, and graduated with honors from Dassel-Cokato High School in 2004.
He enrolled in the pharmacy program at the University of Minnesota and graduated summa cum laude in 2010, with a doctor of pharmacy degree, and as a member of Kappa Psi. He worked at first for Target, the Fairview Pharmacy, and presently for Genoa Pharmacy.
Shawn married his long-time sweetheart, Jennifer Lieder July 15, 2016. The couple made their home in Coon Rapids.
Shawn had many hobbies; he enjoyed golf, snowmobiling, running, and playing bean bag. He was extremely enthusiastic about all University of Minnesota sports, especially Gopher hockey.
Shawn is survived by his wife, Jennifer Zander (Lieder); parents Joan Keskey, David (Nicole) Keskey, Brian Zander; siblings Morgan Keskey, Courtney Keskey, Jeremy Zander, Jason Zander, and Krista Harvego; and grandmothers Susie Keskey and Lorraine Lamb.
A memorial service took place Thursday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ in Dassel, preceded by visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church.
The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato handled the arrangements; www.swansonpeterson.com