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Robert "Bob" Wayne Zeller, 79, of Bemidji, formerly of Park Rapids died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Tamarack Assisted Living in Bemidji.

He was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Park Rapids, the son of Leo and Mathilda (Terhark) Zeller.

He was raised and educated in Park Rapids and worked on the farm.

He married Mary Anderson Oct. 17, 1953 in Park Rapids. He worked for Lake Region Glass, Harmon Glass, Clarity Glass and owned Harmon Glass and sold it but continued working there until he retired in 2007.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking, deer hunting and spear fishing. Bob was a quiet man with a great sense of humor; like Harriet Johnson always said "He's not shy, he just doesn't waste words."

He is survived by his wife, Mary Zeller of Bemidji; children, Deborah (Ronald) Oelrich of Bemidji, Sandra (Luane) Tasa of Bemidji, Susan (Steven) Cotton of Bemidji, Greg (Kim) Zeller of Champlin, Terry Zeller of Champlin and Robert (Jodi) Zeller, Jr. of Champlin; 14 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ruthann Billett.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bemidji with Rev. Lewis Polzin officiating.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids.

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