|Dean E. Zirkelbach
March 5, 1922–March 12, 2014
|Dean Zirkelbach, age 92, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. March 17, 2014 at the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church with interment in the Scotch Grove Cemetery. Pastor Jean Bruinsma officiated at the services. Friends called Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home.
Surviving are four children, Marcia (Don) Goettsch, Marion, Kevin (Marcia Newman) of Monticello, Jon (Tracy) of Center Junction, Julie (Ervin) Eiben and a daughter-in-law, Karen Ross, both of Monticello; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Ruth), Howard (June) both of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene in 2010, two sons Ed in 1990 and Dennis in July of 2013, two infant sons, three sisters Rosemary Lorenzen, Ruth Hardersen and Amy Wilson, and his brother, John.
Dean E. Zirkelbach was born March 5, 1922 at Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Edward and Emma (Hein) Zirkelbach. Dean graduated from the Monticello Community Schools in 1940. He was a charter member of the first FFA program in Monticello. Dean started farming on the family farm. Dean Zirkelbach and Irene Neunaber were married on December 20, 1944 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Anamosa. The couple farmed on the Zirklebach family farm near Center Junction for sixty-two years. They moved to their home in Monticello in 2006.
Dean was a lifelong member of the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and on the Session. He had also served on the Center Junction Co-Op board and as a 4-H Leader. He and Irene enjoyed traveling both in the states and abroad. Dean had enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada. He also enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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