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Gerald "Jerry" Zenzen

October 23, 1931 — May 6, 2024

Avon, Minnesota

Gerald "Jerry" Zenzen

Gerald J. “Jerry” Zenzen, age 92 of Avon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, May 6, 2024 at his home in Avon, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Julius Beckermann, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Area in Albany.

Jerry Zenzen was born October 23, 1931 in Albany, Minnesota to Anton and Julia (Silbernick) Zenzen. On August 23, 1960, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Forster at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Jerry worked at the Albany Creamery, Winsted Hospital, Albany Kraft Plant, and St. John’s Abbey & University for 20+ years. Jerry was owner and operator of Zenzen Cesspool Pumping. When Jerry wasn’t working, he would be on his hobby farm working the Belgian draft horses and fixing and tinkering – he could fix anything.

He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Zenzen of Albany; children, Jean (Jeff) Stottlemyer of Shoreview and Brad (Betty Jo) Zenzen of Albany; four grandchildren, Whitney Behrend, Brandon, Megan, and Evan Zenzen. 

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; children, Mark, Lisa, and Greg Zenzen; sisters, Eleanor Voit, Genevieve Wenning, Lucille Vos, and Bernadine Gasperlin; and brothers, Ervin, Anthony, and Oswald Zenzen.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, May 12, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Seven Dolors Gathering Area

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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Visitation

Monday, May 13, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am

Seven Dolors Gathering Area

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, May 13, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Seven Dolors Catholic Church

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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