Jeffrey Mark Zabel
Monday, October 26, 1964
Date of Death:
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
54 years old
Jeffrey Mark Zabel
Jeffrey M. Zabel, 54, of Rochester passed away of a undiagnosed heart condition at his residence on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.
Jeffrey Mark Zabel was born October 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 coworkers.
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, MN, Patty Sandmeyer of Rochester, Sue (Ron) Moffit of Rochester, John (Gayle) Zabel of Hudson, WI, Chris (Cheryl) Zabel of Rochester, and Barb (Dave) Klein of Clearwater, MN; 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 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 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 a later date.
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I am sorry for your loss. May you rely on the God of all comfort during this difficult time. The widow and Fatherless boy he relieves (Psalm 146:9). He lovingly provides us with the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection (Isaiah 26:19, John 5:28, 29 and 1Thessalonians 4:13, 14) We can trust this promise because God has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he resurrected him from the dead (Acts 17:31). "Him" is Jesus Christ.
Jeff will be truly missed. Wonderful guy as well as a Dad. I wrote a little bit on his timeline.
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Jeff was our delivery driver for SpeeDee and I've worked with him daily for several years. We were shocked and saddened to hear the news. Jeff always cracked a joke and had a smile to share.
Goodson Shop Supplies
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We are sorry for your loss. Sincerely Mark & Linda
Dear Patty and Zabel Family,
So saddened by your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Rita (Sell) Marquardt
I knew jeff through work. He was our speeDee delivery driver.
He was a grouch some days but him and I could get each other to laugh or most likely say smartass remarks back and forth.
I was very sad and shocked to hear that he had passed away. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Zabel Family- Not only backdoor neighbors but friends for as long as I can remember. I am heartbroken you have to go through this but it is part of the life cycle. Pop Zabel now has a son to share his wonderful eternal home with. May God bless you all and give you peace. I am a phone call away if you need anything. Love, Jeanne
I worked with you many years ago at St Mary’s hospital. I was saddened to see the news of your son, Jeffrey. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
In deepest sympathy,