Frank Zahl


Frank Zahl of Park Rapids, passed away on June 19, 2022, at the age of 89, with his wife by his side.

Frank was born on the home farm in rural Morris, MN, to Frank and Vera (Burbank) Zahl. He attended country school, through the 8th grade and graduated from high school in 1951. Frank farmed with his dad and built up a nice herd of dairy cows.

He enjoyed roller skating at a country roller rink, where he met his future wife, Margaret Nagl. They were married on October 14, 1961. They were blessed with 2 children, Brian, and Cindy. Frank loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and working with wood. He did a lot of wood cutting. He worked on various dairy farms and in 1971, went to work on a turkey farm by Eden Valley, MN for the next 22 years. He and his wife bought some land north of Park Rapids, in 1983, where they built their retirement home, and moved there in 1995. Frank worked for Greenview, out of Itasca Park, for over 10 years.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Margaret; son, Brian (Shane) Zahl of Eden Valley, MN; Daughter, Cindy Zahl of Park Rapids, MN; three sisters: Gladys (Jim) Hendricks of Morris, MN, Susan Hulzebos of Buffalo, MN, Sally Vallentin of Richmond, MN; Sisters-in-law: Helen Schroeder of Aitkin, MN, Patty Slack of Minneapolis. MN, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, dad, and sisters, Gale Smith, Carol Burbank, Bonnie Hammond, Lorraine Koehler and twins, Vera and Helen.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be held following the memorial service at the St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Joseph Hospice.

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