Fred Ziebell, 87

Published 7:44 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fred Ziebell, 87

Fred Ziebell, 87

Fred Ziebell, 87, of Glenville, Minnesota, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health Services-Albert Lea.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in London Township to Otto and Bernice (Cipra) Ziebell. He was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Fred served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He spent time in Korea and Japan during the Korean War. Fred was proud to have received his 15-gallon pin for donating blood to the Red Cross. On Sept. 18, 1954, he was united in marriage to Lois Rindels at Bloomfield Church in Ostrander, Minnesota. Fred farmed in London Township all his life and did carpentry work, making many pieces for children and grandchildren and many friends. He retired in 1991. Fred belonged to the American Legion in Glenville where he was a previous chaplain and commander. He served on the church council, was treasurer of Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, spent 15 years as supervisor on the London Township Board, and was a member of Grapevine Twist Square Dance Club for 20 years. Fred enjoyed woodworking, hunting and trapping, traveling, playing any kind of cards, rug weaving, jig saw puzzles, playing on the computer, and word search books.

Fred is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lois; three children, Debbie (Randy) Mullenbach, Ruth (Mark) Schammel, and Rodney (Mary) Ziebell; five grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew, Katie, Brian, and Angie; seven great-grandchildren, Carson, Madison, Norah, Oliva, Amelia, Maddy, and Andy; step-granddaughter, Brianne (Steven) Vogt; two step-great-grandchildren, Lucy and Emily; siblings, Rosie, Irene, Virginia, Marie (Virgil) Dempewolf, Frances (Keith) Olson, David (Pat) Ziebell, Laverne (Bev) Ziebell and George Ziebell; sister-in-law, Karen Ziebell; brother-in-law and sister-in law, Larry and Sandy Rindels; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt.

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Fred was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lawrence; brothers-in-law, Ron Knight, Dean Paape, Burton Churchill; sister-in-law, Elaine Ziebell; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at