Maynard Alfred Zebell, age 94, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2023, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota with interment following in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 9:30-11:00 A.M., 1 and a half hours prior to the service at the church.
Maynard Alfred Zebell was born on April 8, 1928, in Bergen Township. He was the son of Emil and Laura (Tonn) Zebell. Maynard was baptized at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie and attended a rural school in Bergen Township.
On June 20, 1950, Maynard was united in marriage to Delores Pulkrabek by Father Bastyr at St. George’s Catholic Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Maynard and Delores made their home on a farm near Lester Prairie and later moved into Glencoe. Maynard shared over 68 years of marriage with his beloved wife and they were blessed with two children, Dwaine and Margie. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Maynard was a kind and hardworking farmer who loved to figure out how to solve a problem. When he wasn’t milking his cows or working the fields, Maynard loved polka dancing, and socializing with family and friends. He served on the Lester Prairie Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator Board in the 1970s and was able to take a few trips to Mexico and Hawaii with other couples for annual meetings. He and his wife also took some out-of-state bus trips later in life and while they enjoyed seeing various places throughout the country, Maynard said there was no place he would rather live than in Minnesota, especially Glencoe. Shortly after his wife’s death in 2018, Maynard moved into GlenFields Living With Care. He enjoyed playing bingo and socializing with friends there.
Maynard passed away on Monday, April 3, 2023, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 94 years and 11 months. Blessed be his memory.
He is survived by his:
Children, Dwaine Zebell and his wife, Debra, of Glencoe, Minnesota,
Margie Takash and her husband, Pete, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota;
Grandchildren, Dan Zebell of Blaine, Minnesota,
Derek Zebell and his wife, Jenny, of Glencoe, Minnesota,
Ben Takash of St. Paul, Minnesota,
Tessa Takash and her fiancé, Sebastian Martinez-Lizana, of Knoxville, Tennessee;
Great-Grandchildren, Laura Zebell, Claira Zebell, Zachary Zebell, Owen Zebell, Eli Zebell;
Brother, Vernon Zebell of Waconia, Minnesota;
Sister-in-law, Violet Zebell, of Glencoe, Minnesota;
Nephews, Nieces, other relatives, and friends.
Maynard was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; Parents, Emil and Laura Zebell; Brothers, Leonard Zebell, and Clarence Zebell; Sisters, Luella Graupmann, Viola Kohls, and Elaine Latzig.
The family of Maynard would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and kindness at this time of sorrow. Heartfelt thanks go to the staff of GlenFields Living with Care and the Glencoe Medical Clinic and Regional Hospital for their care and support.