Donald Arthur Zellmann, age 81 of Arlington, passed away at the Glencoe Regional Hospital on Monday, Jan. 20.
Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Rev. Eric Rapp will officiate.
Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. It will continue one hour prior to the service time at the church on Friday, Jan. 24.
Interment will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery.
Don was born to Emil and Emma (Terwedo) Zellmann in Watertown on Dec. 24, 1938. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He attended Dunwoody Institute and became a machinist. He married Beatrice Kern at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake on June 24, 1961. In 1972 they purchased and moved to a farm in Arlington Township where he farmed for 14 years. He then decided to go back to working as a machinist, and opened up Country Machine and Repair on his farm.
Don was heavily involved in his church, serving as an Elder and a Trustee. He loved woodworking and watching sports especially the Vikings and the Twins. He enjoyed going to auctions, playing cards with his Army buddies and their spouses, and attending his grandchildrens’ events.
Don is survived by his wife, Beatrice; son, Nathan (Stacy) Zellmann of Brownton; daughter, Renja (Adam) DeGroff of Castle Rock, Colorado; grandchildren, Alyssa, Taryn, and Peyton Zellmann, and Savannah and Kaitlyn DeGroff; brothers-in-law, Al Olson and Waldemar (Gretta) Kern; sister-in-law, Barbara Smith; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Edward and Lenora Kern; twin sister, Dolores Olson; and brothers-in-law, Warren Kern and Wallace (Darlene) Kern.