Russell Zastrow, 45Russell W. Zastrow, 45, Alexandria, died September 13, 2009 at St. Cloud Hospital due to complications from a blood clot in his lungs.
Russell W. Zastrow, 45, Alexandria, died September 13, 2009 at St. Cloud Hospital due to complications from a blood clot in his lungs.
Russell was born in Alexandria on January 19, 1964 to Edgar and Agnes (Schulke) Zastrow. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in 1964 and confirmed there in 1978. Russell graduated from Alexandria High School in 1985.
Russell had been employed at Arrowwood Resort for more than 15 years in their convention set-up division and also worked at Magic Gardens. He loved to fish with his brothers and enjoyed bowling with members of the family. He also is remembered for his fondness for his 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler and the fun he had pushing snow. Russell also enjoyed camping and visiting casinos with his family.
Russell’s favorite pastime, however, was enjoying the stock car races at Viking Speedway every Saturday evening. He was a member of Shawn Olson’s #32 car pit crew and the racing team honored Russell by putting the slogan, “What Do?” on the back of their car.
It was mentioned that if you were a friend of Russell’s, you were his friend for life.
He is survived by his stepfather, (Dad) Duane Huizinga of Alexandria; siblings, Jerry (Carol) Zastrow of Carlos, Sharyl (Paul) Mohawk of Fort Worth, TX, Judy (Aldon) Carlson of Nelson, Donna Moen of Glenwood, Rick (Lori) Zastrow of Carlos, Randy Zastrow of Miltona, Jeff Zastrow of New Hope and Galen (Kari) Huizinga of Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marjorie Roob.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Terry Finnern officiating. Musicians were JoNette Leah Gulbranson and Janice Doebber. Interment was at Kinkead Cemetery with Shawn Carlson, Jeffery Zastrow, Rick Zastrow, Galen Huizinga, Shawn Olson, Jamie Olson, Corey Nehk, Matt Moen, Jerry Zastrow and Randy Zastrow serving as pallbearers. Members and racers of the Wissota Racing Association and nieces and nephews served as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.