Deborah K. Zins

Deborah K. Zins, 43, of Isanti died April 2, 2012 after a 14-month battle with cancer.

Deborah Kathryn Zins was born April 28, 1968 in New Ulm, Minn. to Thomas and Kathryn (Ballard) Lentz. She was raised in New Ulm and graduated from New Ulm High School in 1986. On May 23, 1987 Deb married Wayne Zins at United Church of Christ in New Ulm. They made their home in New Ulm until 1994 when they moved to Isanti. She worked as a tax accountant at Peter and Associates in Isanti and also as an office manager at North Metro Saw in Cambridge. Her most important job was being a homemaker and mom. She was a tremendous organizer and she enjoyed helping others. Deb also was a fabulous cook and she enjoyed gardening and yard work. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Deb will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Wayne, daughter, MaryBeth, and son, Benjamin, all of Isanti; parents, Thomas and Kathryn Lentz of Stacy; sister, Linnea Lentz (Timothy Mattsson) of Stacy; grandmother, Edna Lentz of Timpson, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Sandra Zins of North Branch; brother-in-law, David (Amy) Zins and their children Joe and Sam of Mora; and by many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wallace Lentz; and Edwin and Beth (Parsons) Ballard.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Clifton Hanson officiating. A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Relay for Life, Cambridge-Isanti Dollars For Scholars and the Isanti County Food Pantry.

  • Linda wright

    Hugs to this family, I miss her so much already.

  • Jackie (Lindemann) Henin

    Prayers and hugs to you LInnea and the rest of the family. SUCH a tragic loss for all of you. WAY too young and such a beautiful lady……………thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  • Joan Stock

    My heart goes out to her family and close friends! I’m so sad to hear this news, Deb was a caring, compassionate and brillant person and she will be so greatly missed throughout our community!

  • Patricia Strathman & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Deb’s family, friends and co-workers. She will be missed and thought of often.

  • Maura Danforth Schons

    My thoughts and prayers are with Linnea and Debbie’s families! Debbie was so full of life! She will be missed so much.

  • Yvonne (Zins) Pilot

    To: Wayne, MaryBeth, & Ben; Kathy & Tom:

    I’m sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. May God’s righteous right hand uphold you.

    Yvonne (Zins) Pilot; former Greater Twin Cities United Way volunteer