Rhonda Zajicek, age 53, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Friday, December 30, 2016, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Saturday.
Rhonda Jane (Tonn) Zajicek was born on November 9, 1963, in Glencoe, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Clarence and LaVerda (Bergs) Tonn. Rhonda was baptized as an infant on November 24, 1963, by Rev. Inselmann and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 29, 1979, by Rev. Axel Kordahl both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. Her confirmation verse was Romans 8:1, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”. Rhonda received her education in Glencoe, Minnesota, graduating with the Glencoe High School Class of 1982.
On February 22, 1981, Rhonda was united in marriage to Keith Zajicek by Rev. Alex Kordahl at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. Rhonda and Keith made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Kerry, Kyle and Collin. Rhonda and Keith shared almost 36 years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Rhonda worked hard to build a career in McLeod County over the last 25 years. She first worked in the Auditors Office and then served as an Emergency Medical Technician. During the last 13 years, she was a manager at the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office. Rhonda was steadfast in her faith and was an active member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Rhonda cherished the time spent with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her time camping and traveling with Keith in their camper. But they were rarely alone; most of the adjacent campsites were often occupied with many of their dearest friends. Rhonda loved having her boy’s home and was known to prepare twice as much food as necessary. Nobody could make potatoes or salads like Rhonda could. She was also known to spoil her grandchildren; she always had a knack for picking out the perfect toy or clothes for each child. She was truly looking forward to her first granddaughter in the spring. Rhonda was a thoughtful, caring, generous and an incredibly loyal person. She made raising three rambunctious boys look easy. Rhonda also enjoyed campfires, quilting, football, basketball, stock-car racing and country music.
Rhonda passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 18 days. Blessed be her memory.
Rhonda is survived by her:
Husband, Keith Zajicek of Glencoe, MN;
Sons, Kerry Zajicek and his wife, Abbie, of Chanhassen, MN,
Kyle Zajicek and his wife, Stephanie, of Glencoe, MN,
Collin Zajicek of St. Paul, MN;
Grandsons, Bradley Zajicek, Blake Zajicek, Theodore Zajicek, Harrison Zajicek;
Granddaughter due in April;
Twin Sister, RaNaye Weierke and her husband, Mark, of Waconia, MN;
Sister, Janell Wilcox and her husband, Jon, of Waukesha, WI;
Brother, Al Tonn of Janesville, MN;
Mother-In-Law, Laurina Zajicek of Glencoe, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Rhonda is preceded in death by her Parents, Clarence and LaVerda Tonn; Father-In-Law, Joseph Zajicek.
Dave and Betty Witthus says
Dear Keith and family,
Our thoughts and prayers surround you at this very difficult time.
May God’s loving arms uphold you and His peace offer you comfort.
With heartfelt sympathy, friendship, and love,
Kristine Birkholz says
We are so sorry for your loss Keith and family! We are holding you up in prayer!
Jon & Kristine Birkholz (Tongen)
Diane Smith says
Dear Keith and family,
When Marian Moy called me yesterday, the news about Rhonda makes us speechless in ways only loss can do. Loss is difficult in all circumstances, but to lose such an amazing person so young is simply impossible to comprehend. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Diane Smith
Colleen (Howk) Waugh says
Sending love and prayers to the family! I am so sorry for your loss!
Colleen (Howk) Waugh
Sheriff Byron 'Bud' Olson says
To Rhonda’s Family, Rhonda worked at the Carver County Sheriff’s Office when I was Sheriff. I am sending my heartfelt sympathy on her passing. We loved her dearly and enjoyed her warm spirit and her love for her family. She was so proud of you!!! May God comfort your hearts and pain you feel on her passing.
Kate Jones says
Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rhonda’s smile and grace will be sincerely missed.
Bonnie Hahn says
God has His plans for each of us, He must have had a special need of Rhonda that none of us can know. May He keep you all wrapped in His loving embrace and give you Peace that she is safe. Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Take care and God Bless.
Brad and Bonnie Hahn
Mary Skolberg says
Dear Keith, Kerry, Kyle, Collin and Families. I’m in shock as most people are of the passing of Rhonda. Deepest Sympathy to you all. I will try to make it to the visitation tomorrow, however it is my Mother’s funeral tomorrow and I work on Saturday. Prayers and Hugs to All!
Dennis & Barb Hedin says
Keith & family, We are saddened to hear about Rhonda. Eleven years have passed since we sold and we have driven by our old house many times just to look. We drove past your house and other previous neighbors this past Monday, Dec. 26 and thought about how the “neighborhood” has changed. We want you to know that your family is in our thoughts and our prayers. May God’s peace rest on you.
marian moy says
Our deepest sympathy to Keith, Kerry, Collin and family. It is like a horrible nightmare. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today, tomorrow and many days to come Marian and Roger.
Mike & Tammy Radloff says
Dear Keith, Collin, Kerry & Kyle Such sad and shocking news we are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all.
LeAnn Buchholz Pick says
Dear Keith, Collin, Kerry and Kyle, I am so saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. I used to work with her in the Auditor’s office. Prayers are being sent your way.