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John Zahn Jr.
HERMANSVILLE — John Zahn Jr., 58, of Hermansville, died Saturday, June18, 2005, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born in Norway, the son of John and Rose (Cameno) Zahn Sr.
John graduated from Norway High School in 1964.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War.
John married Kathy Robinson on May 4, 1974, in Norway.
He worked for Stora Enso in Niagara for 25 years, retiring in November 2003.
John’s loves in life were his sons and granddaughters and family, enjoying every moment he could with them. Spending time at family gatherings, out-of-doors at camp hunting were things that were just a part of John.
Many neighbors and friends enjoyed a chat with John while he was cutting lawns. Talking over dinner at his favorite restaurant Bartoletti’s, was time he enjoyed.
Everyone can remember his true sense of humor that will be missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his wife Kathy; two sons, Steven Zahn of Hermansville and Jeff (Jennifer) Zahn of Norway; three grandchildren, Keanu Johnson and Bailey and Hannah Zahn; his parents John and Rose Zahn of Faithorn; a brother, Ed (Mary Ann) Zahn of Norway; two sisters, Barbara Thiry of Nadeau and Pat (Gary) Bryant of Faithorn; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dick and Helen Robinson of Loretto; brothers-in-law, Rick (Linda) Robinson of Waucedah, David (Anna) Robinson of Norway, and Jim (Martha) Robinson of Loretto; sisters-in-law Lynda (Terry) Johnson of Waucedah and Lisa (Pete) Schultz of Loretto; and many nieces and nephews.
Family will greet friends on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Miner-Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Miner-Ortman Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie Wilson of Community Bible Chapel, officiating.

This memorial website was created for my dear sweet husband John who passed away on June 18, 2005.  He has been gone now for almost 4 months and it seems just like yesterday that he had a sudden heart attack and left this world and entered into heaven.      I miss him so much.
Today I went out to camp and got firewood for the upcoming winter months and thought about him the whole while I was out there and even more when I got home and had to unload the truck.    He had cut the wood earlier in the spring.....quite a bit of it....and for some reason I feel he did that so I wouldn't have to worry about it now that he's gone.     
John left an impact on many lives....everyone he knew loved him and will always remember him.

  You'll be there

Hope is an anchor and love is a ship, time is the ocean and life is a trip
You don't know where you're going, ‘till you know where you're at
And if you can't read the stars, well you better have a map
A compass and a conscience, so you don’t get lost at sea
Or on some lonely island, where no one wants to be

From the beginning of creation, I think our maker had a plan
For us to leave these shores and sail beyond the sand
And let the good light guide us through the waves and the wind
To the beaches in a world where we have never been
And we'll climb up on a mountain, y'all we'll let our voices ring
Those who've never tried it, they'll be the first to sing

Whoa, my, my
I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I’m gonna take it
Sometimes it seems that I don’t have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know that I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
‘Cause you'll be there
Oh, my , my

You don’t bring nothing with you here
And you can’t take nothing back
I ain’t never seen a hearse, with a luggage rack
So I've torn my knees up prayin’
Scarred my back from fallin’ down
Spent so much time flying high, till I’m face first in the ground
So if you're up there watchin’ me, would you talk to God and say,
Tell him I might need a hand to see you both someday

Whoa, my, my
So I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I’m gonna take it
Sometimes it seems that I don’t have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know that I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
‘Cause you'll be there
Oh, my , my
Cause you'll be there
Oh, my ,my

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today for life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same day
There's no longing for the past.
But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Thought there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you take my hand
And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.



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