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Wayne Zenzen

October 4, 1953 — June 11, 2023

Melrose, Minnesota

Wayne Zenzen

Wayne R. Zenzen, age 69 of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Arockiya Newton officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Wayne Richard Zenzen was born October 4, 1953 in Melrose, Minnesota to Edwin and Selestia (Enneking) Zenzen. Wayne graduated from Melrose High School in 1971 and graduated from Alexandria Technical College in 1973 in the field of Accounting. Wayne farmed all his life, taking over the family farm which was in the family since 1890. He took pride in his crops and his dairy/beef cows.

He married Shirley Habiger on September 9, 1978 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Wayne was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Wayne enjoyed traveling out west, reading, especially when it came to history, and drawing up plans for building projects.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Shirley Zenzen of Melrose; children, Matt (Missy), Mark, Beth and Ashley (Jens); granddaughters, Julia and Amy; brother, Art (Marilyn) Zenzen; sister, Carla (David) Peschel; sister-in-law, Sharon Slack; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Selestia Zenzen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Catholic School or Cancer Research.

 

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Visitation

Friday, June 16, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, June 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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