Marvin Zinnel


Marvin Lavern Zinnel, age 95, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2020 at Chaska Heights, Chaska, MN. He was born May 29, 1924 in Sweetwater, NE, to Herbert and Ella Zinnel. He attended rural school and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1941. Marvin married Jean Sigler on March 16, 1945. He farmed in Ravenna NE, Sherburn, MN and Worthington, MN until 1969. Leaving the farm he moved to Worthington and in 2013 after Jean passed, he moved to the Minneapolis area to be closer to family. While in Worthington, Marvin worked for Ausum Trucking, U.B.C. Lumber Co. and for Bedford Industries for 20 years until his retirement. In 1973 Marvin’s nephews Randy and Rick Pritchard became part of the family after their parents passed. Marvin enjoyed his family, golfing, fishing, dancing, vegetable and flower gardening and traveling.

Marvin was preceded in death by his wife Jean; parents Herbert and Ella; brother Eldon, and sister Elaine. Those who will cherish his memory include daughter Sharon Andersen, Chaska, MN and granddaughter Julie (Rob) Kahlmeyer and great grandchildren Riley, Paige and Jack; son Stephen (Darlene), Swea City, IA and grandson Christopher and great grandson Tysen, grandson Tim (Jennifer) Zinnel and great grandchildren Taevyn, Jaxlee and Trake, grandson Jon (Lauren) Zinnel and great granddaughter Sophie; son Scott (Barb), St. Louis Park, MN with grandson Brian (Lisa) Zinnel and great grandson Levi, grandson Benjamin and granddaughter Brittany Duggan and great grandson James, son Randy (Kathy) Pritchard, Rosemount, MN with grandchildren Nick, Justin and Cory; son Rick (Thuha) Pritchard, Aurora, CO with grandsons Jack, and great granddaughter Veha, Dylan and Danny, and Skye, sister Rosetta Luth, Ravenna, NE, sister Norma (Bill) Vocke. Hazard, NE, brother Bill, Ravenna, NE, Art, Sun City West, AZ; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

A family celebration of life will be held at a later date due to Covid-19.

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

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