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May 20, 1988 – Sunday, October 2, 2011

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, October 6, 2011
4:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, October 6, 2011
3:00 PM

Nicholas Paul Zirbes, age 23, of Maple Lake, MN died on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Buffalo Hospital.

He was born in St. Louis Park, MN on May 20, 1988 the son of Mary A. Zirbes and Paul Hughes. Nicholas’ pride and joy was his pitbull Karmen, who was his constant companion. He loved spending time with his many friends listening to music, watching movies and playing video games. Nick spent his adolescent years living in the Lake Minnetonka area where he enjoyed playing youth hockey and swimming at the lake.

He is survived by his mother Mary A. Zirbes of Maple Lake, MN, his father Paul W. Hughes of Palmdale, CA, his guardian Steve Venne of Kansas City, sister Sarah Hughes, his maternal grandmother June Zirbes of Melrose, MN, aunts and uncles, Joan (Ken) Voigt, Don (Carol) Zirbes, Linda (Lonny) LaForge, Debra (Brendan) Larson, Rebecca (Jess) Roering, and June (Dave Richards) Dahlen, numerous cousins and many special friends including Jed Rasmussen, Adam Gadbaw, Matt Rutton, and Ramey Olson.

Preceded in death by his materal grandfather Donald Henry Zirbes and by sister Ashley Jean Hughes.

Funeral services for Nicholas Zirbes will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN. A visitation will be held at the chapel beginning at 3:00 PM until the time of the service.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is serving the family.

14 Guestbook Entries

  1. Cindi Schwieters

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Sara Hoeschen

    To Mary, my dearest friend,
    Nick, though gone in body, will be with you forever in spirit. I am so sorry for your loss. Love you always, Sara

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  3. Pam Kraker

    My blessings to you, Mary. Nick was such a beautiful person. Please know I am here for you 24-7. Be strong and God will see you through this sorrowful time. I love you, Pam

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  4. Laurie Ohmann

    Mary – my deepest condolences. Know that hands and hearts are supporting you and your family from near and far, holding you all in the light with love.

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  5. The Hettinger Family

    With heartfelt condolences.

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  6. Paul & Teddy

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.

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  7. Matt Ruttem

    I can’t believe you’re gone buddy. We had lots of good times together and I will always remember.

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  8. Ruth Petermeier

    My words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy Mary, at the loss of your son. May God help you through this most difficult time. Know that you are loved by many, and we are here for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. sheri maas

    Paul; I am sorry for the loss of your son. I love you and I am at home waiting for you to return. Love and miss you, Sheri.

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  10. sheri maas

    To Paul; I am sorry for your loss. Love you and see you when you get home.

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  11. Val (Paschke) Hollermann

    Dear Zirbes – I am so sorry to hear what happened and wish you all the best during this heartbreaking time. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you! Pish

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  12. Pat Tiemann Ostendorf

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Nicholas. I can’t imagine what you are going through but wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God help you through this difficult time. Take care. Pat

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  13. Nettie Pegors

    Mary,
    This is Nettie. We worked together at Delta Dental and I’ve been trying to find you for years. I happened to see the article about Nick and I am so sorry!! I can’t imagine how hard this must be. Please e-mail me when you feel up to it. I would love to talk. Nettie

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  14. Tracy Burger

    Mary,
    We worked together at Laserdyne Prima. Something made me think of you today and I did a search. You can imagine my shock when your name came up in this way. I remember Nick as a sweet boy. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tracy Burger
    tracyb33@gmail.com

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