Obituary: Octave "Oddie" Zachmann, St. Michael Native
Oddie served in the U.S. Navy and was the owner and operator of Reliable Auto Body in North Minneapolis for over 35 years.
Octave "Oddie" Zachmann of Fridley
Sept. 16, 1926 - March 9, 2013
Born in St. Michael, Minnesota and passed away at his home in Fridley.
Preceded in death by wife, Lorraine; son, Dennis; granddaughter, Lisa Zachmann; parents, Christine (Wey) and Clem; sister, Ann Kons; brothers, Bernie and Emmett.
Survived by loving wife, Maureen “Mike”; daughter, Anne (Don) Savitski; sons, Mark (Mary Ann), Jim and his friend, Debbie Kruger; sisters, Eileen Champeau and Dolores Robeck; brother, Carroll (Catherine); sister-in-law, Gerry Zachmann; brothers-in-law, Frank “Butch” Pelz and Claire Miller; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Oddie proudly served in the US Navy and was the owner and operator of Reliable Auto Body in North Minneapolis for over 35 years. He was an honest, helpful and caring person and will mostly be remembered for his infectious smile and his great sense of humor. Oddie could tell a story or a joke better than anyone. He was a great craftsman, who designed and built his home Fridley, where he lived for over 20 years. He had a very innovative mind and developed and made things that made tasks easier to do. His main interests were reading, billiards and cards. Oddie was an excellent pool player and loved to play gin with his buddies. He enjoyed his family and always looked forward to another little grandchild. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A special thank you to the staff of University Davita, for their kind care during Oddie’s illness.
Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
A gentle heart stopped beating. . .
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 West Broadway, Robbinsdale.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: The Church of Our Lady of Victory, 5155 Emerson Ave North, Minneapolis.
Information provided by Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel.