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Michelle Anne Zachman, age 60 of Minnetonka, passed away July 24, 2022 after a battle with cancer.

She was born on December 13, 1961 in Monticello, Minnesota to Kenneth and Margaret (Bottema) Zachman.

Michelle grew up in Otsego and attended Elk River High School, graduating with the class of 1980.  After high school she earned her Cosmetology License and worked several years as a hair stylist in St. Michael and Maple Grove.  She then moved on to work as a Medical Claims Adjuster and Accounts Receivable Billing Specialist.

Spending time with family and friends was important to Michelle. She had a love for animals, especially dogs.  She also enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting, knitting and taking care of her many plants, which her green thumb she got from her Dad.

Michelle is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Margaret; and brother, Michael Kenneth.

She is survived by her siblings Patty (Ken) Valen, Mike (Dawn) Zachman, Mary (Todd) Vandal, Scott (Jeannie) Zachman and Cindy (Bill) Kisch and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville, MN. Inurnment to follow at St. Albert’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to



5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Angela Hile

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Michelle was a good person. I will miss working with you and texting you the silly pics of my dog and my grandkids.

  2. Jeanne Thelen

    I am so very sad to hear of Michelle’s passing. She was such a warm, caring and loving person. All of her coworkers at Recover Healtj will miss her deeply. May you fly peacefully to transition,Michelle. Thank you for being such a beautiful friend and soul.
    This poem has always brought me comfort in these times.
    The soul takes flight
    To the world invisible
    And there arriving
    She is sure if bliss
    And forever dwells in paradise….

  3. Jack Mayer

    Michell was almost like our daughter. When we first moved here Michelle knocked on our door & gave us produce from her parents garden. We would see her at the pool with her nieces & nephews whom she loved dearly. She is a beautiful soul who will be sorely missed. God’s grace be with you. Jack

  4. Cindy

    My deepest sympathy to you. I will miss my talks with Michelle.

  5. Georgia

    Michelle’s Family, Sorry I did not see this sooner. I’m so sorry for your loss of this kind soul. I’m a volunteer with ABOHLF and had given Michelle many rides to and from her appts/hospital, with the last ride in February. We shared good conversation and she loved to share photos of her little nephew. I knew she was in a lot of pain and even tho she will be missed I’m glad her pain is over. Take care


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