Steven Henry Zachman, age 69 of Monticello, Minnesota, passed away January 9, 2022.
He was born on December 24, 1952 in Princeton, Minnesota – the third child of ten born to Leon and Ione (Kasper) Zachman.
Steve grew up and attended high school in Albertville, and was a graduate of the class of 1970. He toured Europe to experience new cultures and visit as many countries as he could.
Not long after his graduation and travels, he met Mary Ericson, and the two were joined in marriage on September 12, 1975 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Osseo, Minnesota. Together they raised four children: Jade, Jason, Tyler, and Brie.
Steve’s job as an Iron Worker gave his family the opportunity to live in various parts of the country. They lived in Alaska for many years before relocating back to Minnesota. He put in many years of hard and dedicated work to the Local 512 before retiring in 2009.
He was someone who always had to be on the move; even in his “retirement years” he was busier than ever. Steve was a handyman and provided help to those who needed any kind of assistance. He was the neighborhood go-to maintenance man; if something needed fixing, he was the first to be called. He did his best to make time for everyone, be an active listener, and provide small acts of service to show he cared for people’s well-being. He modeled his life around Jesus’ teachings, and humbly and proudly took care of his family and friends with grace and love. He was active in his church and his faith was strong; he loved being part of his church community.
Steve enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was tending his garden or being out on the open road on his motorcycle. The best was yet to come when he became a grandpa. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren creating special memories with them whenever he could.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Ione; and sister, Julie and nephew Jaymes.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary; children, Jade (Cortney), Jason (Christine), Tyler (Naiya), and Brie (Jack); grandchildren, Addison, Wren, Myles, Morgan, Max and Nahum; siblings, Dave, Danny, Lynn, LuAnn, Paul, Henry, Renee, and Dale; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM with visitation time beginning at 12:00 PM at Northwest Bible Church in St. Michael, MN (4343 Edgewood Dr NE, St Michael, MN 55376). The funeral can be livestreamed via the church website by clicking the following link: https://tinyurl.com/3v4hret7
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com
I was a classmate of Steve. He always was one of the best to walk this earth. You will be missed
To all of Steves family, we are saddened to hear of his passing. I went to school with Steve but hadn’t seen Him in years. He was a good Guy. Sending our condolences and prayers to the family.
I was only able to speak with Steve just once over the phone, but I thought if we’d met under different circumstances we could have become friends. We shared so much in common. He said he enjoyed his bike. I hope someone will take it and ride it for him.
Blessings to the family.
This was my daughter Kaseys other family. We have known them for a long time. Steve aka Stephon inside joke. He’s was a great father figure to my daughter growing up. He will be missed for sure, but was truly loved.
Our sympathies go out to the Zachman families. Steve was a great guy, always so sincere and kind. May he RIP ❤️🙏🏼.
Randy and I offer our sincere condolences. We both went to school with Steve. I have often wished I would run into him after he came back from Alaska. So sad that I missed seeing him again. He was a sweet and fun person.
Shocking news of a man bigger than life. We had just reconnect last summer after 40 plus years of not seeing each other. We reminisced old times had some good laughs and promised each other to say in touch. My condolences to the family. You will be missed!
May you rest in peace
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Steve and Mary and the boys when they lived in Big Lake. Sending love to Mary and family. Steve was an amazing human and will be missed by all who knew him. May you all find comfort and peace. Love
My sympathies go to Mary and his children and siblings. I knew Steve,Mary and son Jason through our employment. My husband Vern was close neighbors and friends of your family. Saddened at Steve’s loss to you all. God bless him and family.
Our prayers and condolences for the Zachman family in this difficult time along with the treasured memories of over forty years of friendship serve as reminders of our times together across so many miles, experiences and joys shared. It always brought encouragement our way to hear Steve extol the Lord Jesus and his ever growing relationship with Him.
In all that time we never remember Steve ever being discouraged, rather, him leading the charge on whatever project or work that needed to be done. To this day I’ve not had Spam cooked any better than Steve made it over a campfire.
steve was such a wonderful human being, we would see each other at st. marys annual festival each summer, we would catch up on our lives and had many, many laughs! steve has a fast track to heaven!
To the Zachman family, make you take comfort in celebrating Steven’s life, and sharing in the memories of a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. …A life well lived, and his lessons will carry on his legacy. May he rest in eternal peace.
Mary and family- Our deepest condolences to all of you for your deep loss. Steve has been a treasure in our lives as I know he was in yours. He will be missed dearly for his kindness, his giving and being a special part of our family.
Mary & Family,
Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing.
Your family’s are in our prayers.
Joanie & Pete Schmidt
Steve was such a lovely kind uncle. He always had the biggest heart. I have nothing but fond memories of him. He was a straight shooter and an honest man. It hurts me that I can’t be with the family at this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you all for your loss. Sending my hugs from across the pond.
Thank you ! for knowing my husband he IS a very special man