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Eldred A. Zastrow, age 87, of the Town of Hamburg, Marathon County, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home under the care of his family and Ministry Home Care Hospice.

Eldred was born on the family farm on April 9, 1925, in the Town of Hamburg, son of the late Paul and Elisabeth (Winter) Zastrow. He married Jean E. Borchardt on September 8, 1951, in the Town of Berlin. She survives. Eldred had been a dairy farmer in the Town of Hamburg, and farming was his passion. He enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years; dart ball; and deer hunting.

Besides his wife, Jean E. Zastrow, of the Town of Hamburg, Eldred is survived by three daughters, Kay (Mrs. Scott) Drake, Julie (Mrs. Richard) Kuck, and Jolene (Mrs. Jeff) Draxler, all of Athens; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Mrs. Trever) Ostrowski, Wausau, and Justin (wife, Shannon) Kuck, Jill (Mrs. Jonathon) Heier, Jordan Kuck, Brittany (Mrs. Phil) Draxler-Sukow, Jeremy Kuck, and Brooke and Bradley Draxler, all of Athens; four great grandchildren, Jayce and Riley Ostrowski, Hattie Heier, and Mason Kuck; and one sister, Ellen Vandre, Athens.

The funeral will be at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Town of Hamburg. The Rev. Joel Danner will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery, Town of Hamburg. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Town of Hamburg, or Ministry Home Care Hospice.

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