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Zephyne Zabel

April 10, 1931 — September 26, 2011

Zephyne Zabel, age 80 of Osakis passed away on Monday afternoon, Sept. 26 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
Zephyne Jeanette Pease was born on April 10, 1931 in Berrien County, Michigan to Godfrey and Phenie (Goss) Pease. She grew up in Mississippi and Michigan. In 1954 Zephyne married Orville Sprick at the Nazarene Church in Buchanen, Michigan. They settled in Lake City, MN on the Sprick family farm. Upon Orville's death in 1975, Zephyne returned to Michigan. On August 29, 1981 she married Derald Zabel. They returned to his homestead in rural Osakis, Minnesota.
Zephyne was a unique person who enjoyed playing guitar, drawing and painting. She also enjoyed making hand-crocheted projects to give to her family and friends and also collected dolls. In the summer months, Zephyne liked to be outdoors working in her garden. Traveling to visit family and seeing the country was another activity she enjoyed.
Zephyne was a kind and loving mother, grandma and sister who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Dale (Josie) Sprick of Brooklyn Center and Ila (Dale) Drenckhahn of Elko, MN; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Sprick, Mikala and Rachel Drenckhahn; a brother, Burl (Clara) Pease of Roanoke, Indiana and a sister, Charlotte Will of Niles, Michigan; many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Orville Sprick in 1975 and her husband, Derald Zabel in 2011; 3 brothers, Leonard, Denver and Clayton Pease and an infant brother, Sydney Pease; a sister, Audrey Diamond; half brothers and sisters, Delorne and Clarence Pease, Helen Tucker, Thad and Ollie Breland, Ethyl Smith.
Funeral services were held for Zephyne on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with Rev. Timothy Sutton officiating. Organist was Ellen Bangtson. Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie, MN.

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