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Inez Zitzow 1927-2013

Inez Zitzow, age 85, of Vergas, passed away Feb. 3, 2013 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, at Vergas United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the church with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the spring at the Vergas Village Cemetery, Vergas. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society, Heart Association or Diabetes Foundation.

Inez Lillian Zitzow was born April 9, 1927 to Herbert and Bertha (Brown) Lewis at home in Candor Township, Otter Tail County, Minn. She grew up and attended country school in Candor Township through the eighth grade. Following her schooling, Inez worked for a time before meeting Donald Zitzow. The couple was married on Nov. 21, 1945 at the United Methodist Church in Vergas. The union was blessed with five children: Connie, Dewey, Kenneth, Brian and Byron. The young couple made their home in Vergas and in 1984, they moved to their dream home on Lake Seven.

Inez enjoyed caring for her family and had a true passion for fishing. The family enjoyed many days fishing on the area lakes, both in summer and winter. Inez and Donald also enjoyed dancing during their younger years.

Inez is survived by one daughter, Connie McPherson of Detroit Lakes; three sons, Dewey of Vergas, Brian (Kelle) of Cottage Grove and Byron (Connie) of Vergas; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bess Nustad of Detroit Lakes; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 1996; son, Kenneth; two sisters and one brother.

Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. To leave online condolences, visit