Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Vernon A. Zastrow
February 6, 1924 - March 29, 2017 (Age 93)
Watertown, WI
Service: April 4, 2017
Vernon A. Zastrow
Vernon A. Zastrow, age 93, of Watertown, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Clearview Nursing Home and Rehab in Juneau.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Karl Walther officiating. Burial will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Family and friends may gather at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mark’s Organ Fund or St. Mark’s Lutheran School. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Vernon Arthur Zastrow was born on February 6, 1924 in the Town of Mapleton, the son of Arthur and Minnie (nee Schroeder) Zastrow. He was reborn through baptism on March 23, 1924 and confirmed into his faith at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. On August 28, 1949 he was united in marriage to Malinda H. Christian at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Malinda preceded him in death on December 23, 1996. Vernon farmed the family homestead with his cousin Roy Zastrow from 1947 until the 1950’s. He continued to farm in the Town of Emmet on Cty Rd R until 1972 at which time he sold his farm. Vernon was employed at Lindberg’s Hevi-Duty from 1964 until his retirement. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown where he humbly served on various committees. Vernon was Church President from 1972-1978. He served on the original School Building Board in the 1950’s and the Parish Center Board in the 1980’s. Vernon also was on the original Board for Heritage Homes and managed with Roger Hoppman until 2005.
Vernon is survived by his five children, Susan (Kevin) Zoellick of Watertown; Beverly (Michael) Holzhueter of Waterloo; Kenneth (Carol) Zastrow of Watertown; Russell (Tammy) Zastrow of Clyman, and Nathan (Gabrielle) Zastrow of Watertown; grandchildren, Dena (Michael) Willmann; Ben Holzhueter; Brittany Holzhueter; Carmen Zastrow; Kaylee Zastrow; Cameron (Jenny) Zastrow; Nicholas (Paige) Zastrow; KC (fiancée Adrian Bengtson) Zastrow; Wilhelmina Zastrow; Malinda Zastrow and Christian Zastrow as well as great-grandchildren, Cora and Isla Willmann. He is further survived by siblings, Merle Zastrow of Watertown; Earl (Lois) Zastrow of Ft. Myers, FL; Ardis (LaVerne “Bud”) Nickels of Watertown; Emory (Karen) Zastrow of Watertown and Judy (Mel) Mikkola of Hancock, MI; brothers-in-law, Palmer Christian; Willard Christian; Louis (Jeannette) Christian and Dennis (Nathalia) Christian, all of Watertown as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Zastrow; step-mother, Neta Zastrow and sisters-in-law, Rosie Zastrow, Jenny Christian and Rose Christian.
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