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Ivan Zochert

Ivan Zochert, 95, of Webster passed away Saturday November 21, 2020 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. Private Graveside Service will be held at Webster Cemetery near Webster. Ivan E. Zochert was born on November 23, 1924 to Edwin and Linea (Paulson) Zochert on the family farm in Racine Township near Webster, South Dakota. He was one of nine children and was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed on June 6, 1939. He attended country school Northeast of Webster until 8th grade. After his education he helped on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Lenore Nygaard on November 26, 1949 in Webster, South Dakota. Following marriage, the couple made their home on a farm near Webster where they had six children. Ivan continued farming until he retired in 2010. When Lenore passed away on August 2, 2013, Ivan continued living on the farm. Ivan was a member of the American Lutheran Church. He loved hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing and fishing from shore on the family land. He always had a book nearby. Ivan passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the age of 95 years, 11 months, and 29 days. Ivan will be dearly missed by his six children Lee (Alan) Swanson of Lake Norden, SD, Linnea (Doug) Tani of Roseville, MN, Neil (Cheryl) Zochert of Webster, SD, Dean Zochert of Ashland, OR, Carrie (John Trojohn) Zochert of Lakeville, MN, and Kathryn (Guy) Berg of Woodbury, MN; 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lenore, and eight siblings.

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Sending our special condolences to all of Ivan's family. So sorry for your loss and wish you the blessings of many wonderful memories. David and Margaret Trefz

Margaret Trefz Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

I have many fond memories of uncle Ivan both as a child and as an adult. I remember spending the summer on the farm as a boy. Riding on the tractor with uncle Ivan as he made a haystack or doing chores. Ivan let me mow the lawn with the riding lawn mower. Ivan and Lenore were so nice to my family when we came to visit. Ivan took Joe and I fishing on the farm which Joe loved. Carrie and Ivan came to visit when Donna Lou passed and we took them to Diane’s sister’s farm in Hood River. We enjoyed and appreciated that visit. I enjoyed calling Ivan and just talking on the phone. He always asked about my kids and how they were doing. Talking to uncle Ivan often times brought memories of my dad as many of their mannerisms were similar. I am so grateful that my children twice got to experience the kindness of Uncle Ivan and Aunt Lenore when we came to visit for a family vacation and to see the farm where their grandpa grew up. I will miss him. Robert Zochert

Robert Zochert Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you Neil & family!!

Sharon Majeske Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Zochert Families, We were saddened to hear of Ivan’s passing. He and David always had good visits and he never failed to stop me and ask me about David whenever I saw him! We often saw him at the Wheel Inn or clinic, unfortunately we lose track of people so was not aware he was at Sun Dial. We would have visited him had we been able to because David’s brother Ed resides there also! You have our deepest sympathy! Blessings to all! David & Deb Kuecker

David & Deb Kuecker Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Zochert

David & Deb Kuecker Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

Neil, Cheryl and family: I am so sorry to hear of Ivan's passing. He was a very good friend to me and we had lots of good conversations throughout the years, and I will miss that and him. Know that I am thinking of you and you have my sincerest sympathy. Rest In Peace dear friend! You will be missed by many.

Linda Walters Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Zochert

Linda Walters Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM