Melvin E. Zahnow, 73, Kragnes, MN, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 in his home.
Mel E. Zahnow was born March 8, 1933 in Fairmount, ND to Louis and Selma (Johnson) Zahnow. He grew up in the North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota border area and attended school in Campbell-Tintah, MN. After school, he worked for farmers in that area. He proudly served his country in the US Army Infantry in Korea. After his service he returned to the White Rock, SD area and worked for farmers in that area.
Mel and Marlys Hurst were married in 1963. They adopted their son, Michael. The couple lived in the Hankinson and Wahpeton, ND area before moving to Moorhead, MN in 1966. He worked as a mechanic for Selland Motors for 12 years and then for FM Forklift. She died in 1971.
On May 6, 1972 he married Alice Leona Amb in Temple Baptist Church in Fargo. He then worked at Overvolds and Bert?s Truck Equipment in Moorhead. He retired in March 1996.
He was a hard worker and very mechanical. He had many varied hobbies and interests.
Mel is survived by his wife, Alice, Kragnes; children, Michael Zahnow, Fargo, ND;
Robert (Lynne) Fletcher, Antioch, IL, Connie Hayes, Belleville, NJ and Jane (Jason) Cox, Valencia, CA; 10 grandchildren; his brother, Arnold (Lucy), Hoyt Lake, MN; and his sister, Lillian Johnson, Fargo, ND.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Hayes and his first wife.
Visitation: Thursday 4-7:30 p.m. ? Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND
Prayer Service: Thursday 7:30 p.m. ? Boulger Funeral Home
Funeral: Friday 10:30 a.m. ? Temple Baptist Church, Fargo, ND
Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND
Online guestbook www.boulgerfuneralhome.com