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May 14, 1932 – Monday, November 7, 2016

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN
Friday, November 11, 2016
11:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael-Albertville
Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Joseph Leonard Zachman, age 84 of St. Michael, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2016. He was born May 14, 1932 in St. Michael, the son of Alphonse and Emily (Lehn) Zachman.

On September 29, 1956, Joseph Zachman and Marlene Dischinger were united in holy matrimony at St. Walburga Catholic Church in Fletcher.

Joe was a fourth generation farmer on the family farm. He was a dairy farmer for 26 years, then raised buffalo for 10 years.

He was a member of the St. Michael American Legion Post 567, American Dairy Association, National Buffalo Association, and longtime member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Joe was a modern day cowboy!

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Emily Zachman; brothers, Elmer Zachman, Elroy Zachman, Fr. Emmett Zachman, OSC, Vernon Zachman (missionary for White Fathers of Africa); and son, Kevin Zachman.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marlene Zachman; children, Keith (Mary) Zachman, Karen (Scott) Enfield, Kent (Caroline) Zachman, Kathy (David) Weber, Karla (Steve) Sorensen, Krista (Jason) Winograd; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Irene Mahoney, Donald (Clara) Zachman, Bernadette (Jim) Dehn, Edgar (Mary) Zachman, MaryAnn (Ronald) Rinkel, Harry Zachman; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Honorary casket bearers are Keith Zachman and Kent Zachman.

Casket bearers are Nick Zachman, Kenny Zachman, Joe Zachman, Daniel Zachman, Alex Zachman, Brad Weber, Christian Sorensen and Jacob Sorensen.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with a prayer service held at 6:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael. Further visitation will be held at church one hour prior to Mass.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Interment with Military Rites will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Eva M Maguder

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I’m so glad that I got to have a nice visit with Joe when we were their in June.
    Rest in peace Joe.
    Love, Jim and Eva

  2. Leona Jarnot

    Sorry for your loss Marlene. My love to you and your family at this time.

  3. Karen (Sellent) Hojnacki

    Sending my love and deepest sympathy to the entire Zachman family. Joe and my Dad were such good friends and we always enjoyed the times we spent with your family, especially all the weddings and staying at the farm!

    You are a special, special family and you will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Diane Hagel

    Marlene and family, so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He will be missed. I will always remember that wonderful laugh
    and visiting the Buffalo farm with the kids. They always enjoyed watching them.


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