Walter Theodore Zenk

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Walter Theodore Zenk

Birthplace: Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, United States
Death: October 26, 2008 (92)
Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Place of Burial: Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Casper Paul Zenk and Anna C. Zenk
Husband of Phyllis M. Zenk
Father of Private
Brother of Norbert Francis Zenk; Clarence Michael Zenk; Elmer Francis Zenk; Marian Margaret Campbell, [Twin]; Private and 2 others

Occupation: Mechanic
Managed by: Private User
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About Walter Theodore Zenk

Walter Zenk was 92 years old when he died Sunday October 26 at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia. Walter will be buried with full military rites from the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Walter Theodore was born December 31 1915 at Remsen Iowa the son of Anne (Lenertz) and Casper Zenk. He attended grade school in Remsen and high school at Spirit Lake, Iowa. Walter's family later moved to Belgrade Mn. Walter went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force in the air transport command in England from 1942-1945.

Walter married Phyllis Bakko on Jan 14, 1955 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cherry Grove Township rural Wannamingo, MN. They have resided in Olivia since. Walter worked as a mechanic for Duinick and Gilchrist and later owned and operated Zenk Equipment Service in Olivia, retiring in 1980.

Walter served the community and enjoyed volunteering his time. Walt also enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce. Family time was treasured, especially at their cabin on Kandiyohi Lake, and later spending time with his grandson and great-grandson. Walter is survived by his wife, Phyllis, his son Dan Zenk of Minnetonka, his daughter, Anne Marie Zenk of Redwood Falls, his grandson Sean Beckler (and his companion Jennifer Minkel) and their son. Walt's great-grandson, Davin Beckler; his brothers: Clarence Zenk of Fairmont, Milton (And Adeline) Zenk, of Fairmont, Irvin (and Mary) Zenk of Albert Lea and his sister, Marian Campbell of Hastings. Walter was preceeded in death by his parents his sister Florence and his three brothers: Elmer, Norbert and Paul.

God Bless You Walter!

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Walter Theodore Zenk's Timeline

December 31, 1915
Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, United States
October 26, 2008
Age 92
Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, United States