In Loving Memory of
Kathleen Lynn Zens
Kathy Zens was born on January 8, 1948, in Slayton, Minnesota to Ben and Lavonne Swenhaugen Ennenga. She grew up in Westbrook and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1966. Kathy then attended Alexandria Vo-Tech graduating in 1968. On February 8, 1969, she and Steven Zens were married at St. Anthony’s Church in Westbrook, MN. Following their marriage, they made their home in Minneapolis, MN until 1970 when they moved to Currie, MN. Kathy and Steve owned and operated Zens Hardware in Currie for 29 years. They sold the business in 2005. Kathy worked for the Currie State Bank until retiring in 2012. Kathy and Steve enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona. Kathy passed away at her home on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the age of 73. She was a member of IHM Church in Currie where she taught CCD and was active in the CCW. Kathy was the volunteer coordinator for Mary and Martha’s Pantry in Westbrook and volunteered at Ruby’s Pantry in Marshall, MN. She loved to help others, especially with painting projects. Her many hobbies include quilting, sewing, card making, and stained glass. Everyone was welcome at Kathy’s home, and she was the happiest when surrounded by her family. Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Kathy had a beautiful soul and loved with her whole heart. Her legacy of kindness, grace, and generosity will live on forever.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Zens of Currie, MN, two children and their spouses, Tandi and Steve Anderson of Marshall, MN, and Jason and Alysia Zens of Delano, MN, four grandchildren, Meganne Horne and her husband, Tanner, Justin, Caden and Alexis Zens, one great-grandson, Sky Coleman, seven sibling and their spouses, Romana Ennenga of Currie, MN, Murray Ennenga of Currie, MN, Lori and Tim Lerohl of Marshall, MN, Randy Ennenga of Westbrook, MN, Marnee and Tom Lieberman of Golden Valley, MN, Beth and Ken Eichmann of Tracy, MN, and Mark and Reem Ennenga of Blaine, MN, eight brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith Casey of Jeffers, MN, Jennifer Karschnik of Hill City, SD, Stuart and Cindy Zens of Sacramento, CA, Randy and Char Zens of Dalton, MN, Jeff and Rose Zens of Currie, MN, Kim and Cindy Zens of Hayes, VA, Don and Nancy Doll of Bovey, MN, and Kay and Kevin Lofquist of Nelson, MN and many nieces and nephews and their families. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Brad Ennenga, three sisters, Paula Ennenga, Lisa Casey, and Jennifer Ennenga.
IHM Church in Currie, MN on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating. The organist is Patty LeClaire. The song leader is LoAnn Hansen with special music by Alysia Zens. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Currie, MN.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 16, 2021, at IHM Church in Currie from 4-6 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Murray County Hospice, a local food Shelf, or to the American Cancer Society.
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