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Gladys Zinnel

July 27, 1910 October 5, 2011
Gladys Zinnel
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Obituary for Gladys Zinnel

Inver Grove Heights, MN

     Gladys Louise Zinnel, 101, formerly of Worthington, was born on July 27, 1910 in Pontiac, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Dickenson) Hiller. She moved with her family to a farm near Worthington, MN, in 1911. She attended rural school and graduated from Worthington High School in 1927. Gladys married Erwin Zinnel on January 12, 1929 in Worthington. They lived on a farm near Reading, MN, and then moved to Worthington in 1952. In 1989, they moved to Hopkins, MN, where Erwin passed away in 1990. Several years later, Gladys moved to Hammond, LA, and then to Inver Grove Heights, MN. She was a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington. Gladys died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
     Gladys is survived by four children, Lester Zinnel of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Evelyn Basche of Bellevista, AK, Janet (Ron) Kellogg of Hammond, LA, and Robert Zinnel of Sun Lakes, AZ; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, and special friend Myrt Milner. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and one granddaughter, Pam.
     Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Tom Braun officiating. Burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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