The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 30, 2014

Alethea 'Andi' Zacharias

— Alethea 'Andi' Zacharias, age 75 of Mankato, died on May, 28, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Mankato surrounded by her loving family.

  Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Dr, with Rev. Arlen Lloyd officiating. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.  Burial will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Hospice.

  Andi was born on September 4, 1938 to Ralph and Ima Lloyd.  She graduated from Amboy High School in 1956. Andi was united in marriage to Dale Wagner in 1957; they had 10 children together and later divorced. Andi was remarried to James Zacharias in 1977, who brought along  6 children to the family. James later passed away in 1998. Andi worked for Hilltop Tavern along with various other employers, but was always first and foremost, a mother.  She enjoyed crocheting, working on plastic canvases, gardening, reading, and above all else, she loved spending time with her family.

  Andi is survived by sons, Pat (Jennifer) Wagner, Tim (Chris) Zacharias, Butch Zacharias, and Alan Zacharias; daughters, Nancy (Fred Davis) Zacharias Dehning, Deb (Jerry) Good, Brenda (Don Dorschner) Mathews, Roberta Skinner, Connie (Jim) Zacharias-Popp, Allison (Tim) Drummer, Teresa (Saeed) Salehi, Kathleen (Rusty) Brix, Jeanene (Douglas) Jurgens, and Mary (Rod) Kiewiet; 44 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 6 brothers; 3 sisters; and many, many other family members.

  Andi is preceded in death by her husband, James; 2 sons, Michael Wagner and Zeke Zacharias; her parents; 2 grandsons; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.

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