The Free Press, Mankato, MN

July 2, 2013

Wilbert Zastrow


Mankato Magazine

—   Wilbert Zastrow, age 89, of Truman, formerly of the Amboy, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Truman Senior Living in Truman.

 Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5th at 11:00 am at the Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service in Truman.  Burial will take place in the Ridgelawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 Wilbert John Zastrow, the son of John and Wilhelmina (Ikier) Zastrow was born on December 29, 1923, in Mankato, MN.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Vernon Center. His family moved to a farm near Willow Creek, were Wilbert helped his dad on the farm.  Wilbert farmed until 1970.  He then owned the Zastrow Campers until his retirement in the 1990's. He was united in marriage to Loretta Boesch on July 29, 1945.  She preceded him in death in September 1971. In January 1973, he was united in marriage to Pat Petersen.  She preceded him in death in June 2007.  They wintered in Mesa, AZ for over 30 years, spending their summers at their lake cabin near Richmond, MN.

 Wilbert loved old time music, crafts, doing yard work, taking care of roses and spending time with his family.

 Wilbert is survived by his two daughters; Julaine Riewe and husband Mike Zender of Mankato and MarLeone (Steve) Williamson of Trimont, two step-sons; Gary (Trish) Petersen of Amboy and Gale (Rita) Petersen of Cold Springs, 7 grandchildren; Rhonda Salkin, Jesse (Katherine) Riewe, Jennifer (Carlos) Neira, Ryan Riewe, Jamie (Debbie) Williamson, Justin (Jill) Williamson and Stephanie (Mark) Wolhluter, many step-grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his two wifes, two sisters; Rosella Boetcher and Leona Bergeman, son-in-law; Roger Riewe and grandson; Rodney Riewe.

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