Zayda Mae Kriesel was born on April 16, 1930 in Fargo, ND the daughter of Henry and Rachel (Bower) Gustafson. Zayda completed high school and worked many jobs throughout her life. The one common theme in all of her work was helping others. She had a passion for nursing and worked as a nurse’s aide. She also worked in bookkeeping.
She met her husband, Bob Kriesel after his military service and they were married on April 16, 1956, Zayda’s 26th birthday. Zayda was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Crown, the Kriesel-Jacobsen Post 560 American Legion Auxiliary in Zimmerman and later a member of the Faith Community Lutheran Church in Zimmerman.
Zayda is survived by her son: Keith (Sherry) Kriesel of Zimmerman; grandchildren: Shawna (Kevin) Gallus, Christina (Travis) Simons; great granddaughter: Alexandra Gallus; Loving brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by husband: Robert I. Kriesel ; brother: Clifford Gustafson; parents: Henry and Rachel Gustafson; stepfather: Clarence Gustafson; niece: Mary Gustafson.
Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM, January 21, 2013 at Faith Community Lutheran Church in Zimmerman, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the church. Interment at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown Parish.
Arrangements entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton, MN.