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Jeffrey M. Zabel -- Rochester

December 30, 2018

Jeffrey M. Zabel, 54, of Rochester, passed away of an undiagnosed heart condition at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.

Jeffrey Mark Zabel was born Oct. 26, 1964, to Robert and LaVerne (Gorski) Zabel in Rochester. He attended St. Francis Catholic School for grade school and graduated from Lourdes High School in 1983. Following graduation, he attended Rochester Technical College, where he obtained his associates degree. Since 2007, Jeff worked as a driver at Spee Dee Delivery. He was well respected and loved by his co-workers.

Jeff treasured spending time with his son, William. He loved him with all his heart. Together, they enjoyed playing video games, fishing, traveling, and watching movies.

He is survived by his son, Will; mother, LaVerne; his siblings, Mike Zabel of Echo, Minn., Patty Sandmeyer of Rochester, Sue (Ron) Moffit of Rochester, John (Gayle) Zabel of Hudson, Wis., Chris (Cheryl) Zabel of Rochester, and Barb (Dave) Klein of Clearwater, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bob; and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Paws and Claws Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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