Glenn Allen Zell of Plainview, MN passed away peacefully at his home on August 23,
Glenn was born on August 28, 1939 to Allen and Margaret (Hoffman) Zell in Lake
City. The family lived in Millville until they moved to Plainview in 1950. He attended
Plainview High School and graduated in 1957.
Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his
country proudly for four years until he was honorably discharged in 1961. He married
Bonnie Feehan on November 17, 1962 at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha.
Glenn was employed at IBM for 34 years. After retirement, he chose to stay active by
working at various places such as Green Prairie Place, Piper Hills Golf Course and
Houghton Auction Services and SVJ Creative Designs. He also enjoyed giving back
to the community throughout the years in various ways. He was a long-time member
of the Lions Club, co-founder of the Plainview/Elgin horseshoe league, volunteered at
the Plainview Elgin Food Shelf and served as Treasurer at the Plainview Community
and Youth Center. He served as Scout Master for years when his boys were young
and was proud to be the Grandfather of three Eagle Scouts. He was a family man; a
firm foundation for his five children. He felt extremely blessed with the birth of each
grandchild and cherished being involved with all of their accomplishments. He
enjoyed fishing with his special friends Merlin and Jerry, hunting, pitching horseshoes,
bowling and playing cards. Glenn was an avid (and vocal!) fan of the Vikings and
Glenn is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children Glenn (Jackie) Zell of Wabasha and
their children Nikolas and Kayla. Scott (Amy) Zell of Clarksville, TN and their children
Paterick and Madison. Kelly (Peter) Zimmerman of Plainview and their children Chris
(Courtney), Steven and Thomas. Heidi Zell of Plainview and Cindy (Matt) Tangen of
Ostrander and their children Connor and Noah. He is also survived by his sister,
Yvonne Kruger of Plainview. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and
Margaret Zell and his brother-in-law Walter Kruger.
Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Plainview,
MN. The Funeral Mass is Saturday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. Visitation is Friday, 4:
00 – 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003