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Ann Zins

July 29, 1921 — June 7, 2017

Ann Zins, 95, was received into the arms of Jesus on June 7, 2017, at St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, with the Rev. Dennis Schafer and the Rev. Charles Zins as concelebrants. Burial will be at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Raleigh.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a rosary/parish vigil at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church in Flasher for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Ann Zins was born to Florian and Ottilia (Hellman) Hoff on July 29, 1921, in Blue Grass. She graduated from the 8th grade in 1935. Ann married the love of her life, Leander Zins, on Oct. 24, 1939, at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church near Raleigh. They farmed together in the Raleigh area for 34 years, during which time they raised their family of 17 children. After Leander passed away on Nov. 27, 1973, Ann farmed with her son Florian until she moved to Flasher in the fall of 1987 to relax and enjoy her retirement. While in Flasher, she continued her hobbies of sewing, quilting, gardening and watching her much beloved TV show, Jeopardy. Ann very much enjoyed belonging to the Quilters Club and the Christian Mothers. Because of her love for learning and education, she studied for and obtained her GED in 1989. The diploma was framed and occupied a place of honor on her kitchen wall. Her children were so proud of her.

Ann will be deeply missed by her daughters, Mary Ann (Raymond) Paluck, Belfield, Kathy Zins, Anchorage, Alaska, Jeanette Bock, Anchorage, Pauline (Gerald) Hirning, Elk River, Minn., Irene (Mike) Voth, St. Cloud, Minn., Patricia (Clif) Nelson, Mandan, Dorothy (Jerry) Beaudoin, West Fargo, Elaine (Cy) Byrd, Fresno Calif., Rosalie Zins-Reuter, Gwinner, Leah Zins, Edina Minn., and Christine (Kevin) Condelario, Casper, Wyo.; her sons, Leander Jr., Elgin, John (Bonnie), Flasher, the Rev. Charles Zins, Mott, Adam (Jill), Greenfield, Ind., and Florian (Judy), Flasher; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Zins, Bismarck; 48 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, James; her husband, Leander; a son, Edward; her sisters, Eva Schaff and Wilhelmina Zent; and brothers, John, Joe, and Adam Hoff.

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