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Edith Marie Zandstra

August 14, 1918 December 15, 2016
Edith Marie Zandstra
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Obituary for Edith Marie Zandstra

Worthington, MN

Edith Zandstra, age 98, was born on August 14, 1918 to John and Minnie Zinnel on the farm near Reading, MN, where she was raised. She attended country school and helped on the farm. Edith was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington.
She was the 4th child of 5 children, Harold, Melvin, Irene, Edith and Florence. Edith married George Zandstra on March 10, 1940, in Worthington, MN. They lived on the farm for a year, moved to Sioux City, IA, then back to the family farm until retirement in 1979. They then moved to Brewster, MN. After retirement, they spent winters in Texas and summers in northern Minnesota fishing.
Edith enjoyed dancing, sewing, cooking, crocheting and playing cards with friends, and was active at the Senior Citizens center in Brewster, MN. She was a member of the Ladies Aide at Trinity Lutheran in Brewster, at St. Matthews Lutheran in Worthington and worked five years at Campbell Soup Company in Worthington. She was always ready to serve a meal or coffee to any visitor.
She moved to Worthington to Golden Horizons Assisted Living in 2011 and on May 3, 2016 she moved to Oak Terrace Assisted Living in Mankato, MN, where she passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Edith is survived by three children, Gary (Jean) Zandstra of Mankato, MN, Rebecca (Steve) Dierks of Sioux Falls, SD, and Steven (Diane) Zandstra of Brewster, MN; six grandchildren, Steve Dierks Jr., Stacy Dierks, Scott Dierks, Alyssa Like, Noami Zandstra-Langsjoen, and John Zandstra; eight great grandchildren, Paige and Jack Dierks, Kara and Mandy Dierks, Emma Dierks, Juliet Langsjoen, and Jakoby and Phoenix Like. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; two brothers, Harold and Melvin Zinnel; two sisters, Irene Markman and Florence Bryngelson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Edith’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

21

Dec

9:30 AM 12/21/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 12/21/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Wednesday

21

Dec

10:30 AM 12/21/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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