Lynn D. Zumbrunnen of Eden Prairie, and formerly of Burnsville, passed away peacefully after a period of declining health, Jan. 26, 2021, at the age of 90.
He was born in Salt Lake City, UT, to Mary Esther and Arnold W. Zumbrunnen.
Lynn graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, and attended the University of Utah.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force, and was stationed in post World War II Germany, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Occupation Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.
During his time there, he met and married Anne Marotti of New York City. After discharging from the Air Force and returning to Salt Lake City, Lynn began a career with Western Airlines as a sales representative, and was soon promoted to district sales manager.
Lynn was transferred to New York City and established an office on 5th Ave., near Rockefeller Square, where he was instrumental in his company’s eastward expansion.
He relocated to Minneapolis-St. Paul to become vice president of Western Airlines Eastern Division.
Lynn and Anne raised three children. He was a good provider for his family. Lynn was industrious and never hesitated to take on carpentry tasks to improve the family’s houses, such as finishing basements or attics to add bedrooms.
He encouraged his children’s educational hobbies and tolerated their exploratory mischief, traits for which his children still feel grateful. The family enjoyed many trips together that were made more fun by Lynn’s sense of humor.
Lynn enjoyed photography, raising plants, and was very fond of his and Anne’s English Springer Spaniel, Ben.
Lynn and Shirl Ware later raised their daughter, Lindsay.
In his later years, Lynn enjoyed following the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, dinners, and outings with family.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor and being such a proud grandpa to Lindsay’s young daughters.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Nagel Assisted Living, Auburn Home of Waconia, and Ridgeview Medical Center and Hospice for their attentive and compassionate care.
Lynn is survived by Shirl, his daughters, Cynthia and Lindsay; sons, David and Michael; daughters-in-law, Elizabeth and Laurie; son-in-law, Josh, grandchildren, Kyle, Christopher, Adam, Alice, Autumn, and Summer; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Kyleen, Diego, and Adrianna; and brothers, Robert and Dean.
Anne, and brothers, Calvin, Dale, and Allen predeceased him.
A private family burial service will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery this summer. Donations in Lynn’s name are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, 952-442-2121, www.johnsonfh.com.