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Everett Zabel

March 6, 1916 — February 23, 2010

Everett Zabel, age 93 entered the peace of Heaven on Tuesday,
February 23, 2010 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN.
Everett LeRoy Zabel was born on March 6, 1916 in Reynolds Township, Todd County to Fred and Elsie (Kowalke) Zabel. Everett was united in marriage to Amanda Wittwer on September 4, 1939. They farmed north of Osakis near the Long Prairie river for many years. Everett loved country life and being outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish and live off of the land. Each summer he planted a large garden and waited for the fresh produce to mature. He always looked forward to picking blueberries, cranberries and digging potatoes up north each year. Dancing, socializing and reading were the past times he most enjoyed during the long winter months. After Amanda's passing, Everett married Hattie Schmid on October 16, 1976. He was able to live for over 67 years on his farm.
Everett is survived by his wife, Hattie Zabel of Osakis; children, Ella Mae Zabel of Osakis and LeRoy (Monica) Zabel of Long Prairie; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 4 stepchildren, Gloria (Ed) Sedok, Norma (Ted) Stelmack, Doug (Sharon) Schmid, Robert (Sandy) Schmid; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Derald and Dewayne Zabel, both of rural Osakis; a sister, Cleora VanValkenburg of Long Prairie; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Amanda, a brother, Ervin Zabel and a sister, Helen Fearing.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 26 at 11:00 am the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with Rev. Gerry Vuchetich officiating. Music was provided by organist, Ellen Bangston and soloist, Dana Hetland. Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie, MN with pallbearers, Blake, Gerard and Hunter Johnson, Andy, Jeff and Lukas Zabel, Dacotah and Tyler Wenninger.
Arrangements were handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis.

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