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Zender, Victor N. 1861 – 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/10/2021 at 15:12:10

Cresco Plain Dealer Oct. 27, 1916 P-6 C-3

“It is appointed unto all men once to die and after death the judgment."
Victor N. Zender was born June 18th, 1861, at Hokah, Minn., and died October 16th, 1916, at the age of 55 years, at his home in this city, after a year and a half of patient suffering.
May 30th, 1882, he was united in marriage to Margaret Theresa Hemmer. To this union, ten children were born, a son having died in infancy. The children, Mrs. F. C. Flick, Charles H., Joseph J., V. Walter, Genevieve, Berniece and Retina, of Cresco, Mrs. J. D. Kennelly, of Sioux Falls, Mrs. C. J. McCullow, of Calmar, and his loving wife were at his bedside when Death's Angel summoned him home.
His early boyhood was spent on the farm near LaCrosse with his parents and when a young man he went to Austin, Minn., where he spent the greater part of his life as an upright and honest business man.
Five years were spent in Henry, S. D., where financial success greeted him but religious advantages were a drawback and in August, 1907, he with his family moved to Cresco to enjoy the benefits of parochial schools and the church of which he was a faithful member.
He was ever a kind and loving: husband and father, ready to make any sacrifice for the welfare of his family.
In the ten years spent in business in Cresco, he made many friends by his honorable and congenial personality.
During the long siege of his affliction, he found consolation in “Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me, yet, not my will but Thine be done, O Heavenly Father!”
He died in the grace and friendship of God, strongly fortified by the Holy Rites of the Roman Catholic Church.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning at the Church of the Assumption where Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father Murtagh, Father McDonald and Father Wagener. The Knights of Columbus and Foresters, of which he was a member, marched in a body to pay their last tribute to their friend and brother.
The remains were taken to Austin for burial in the family lot in St. Augustine’s Cemetery.
Besides the faithful wife and children, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Peter Zender and two brothers, Henry of Austin, and Nicholas of Clark, S. D., who with his six grandchildren will greatly miss him.
“Requiescat in pace.”

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Austin, MN.


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