Arvella Zachow, 72, of Wabasso died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at University of Minnesota Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from Sanborn United Methodist Church in Sanborn with burial at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, from 2 until 3 p.m.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Arvella Rae Zachow, the daughter of Weldon and Theresa (Poe) Wiese, was born July 7, 1945 in St. Paul. She grew up on Marshall Street in St. Paul and received her high school education from Marshall High School, graduating in 1963. Later, Arvella attended Granite Falls Technical College and earned an associate degree in business. She was employed for many years at Certain-teed in Shakopee as an inspector. Arvella later worked at Zytec in Redwood Falls, the Wabasso Healthcare Center, and the Corner Corral in Sanborn. She was the bookkeeper for Zachow Trucking since 1999.
On October 16, 1999, Arvella married Charlie Zachow in Trinity Lutheran Church, Willow Lake Township, and they made their home in rural Wabasso. Arvella was a member of Sanborn United Methodist Church where she was very involved in church activities, including serving as a member of the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee. In her spare time, Arvella enjoyed painting, sewing and jewelry making.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie Zachow of rural Wabasso; children Billy (Joy) Wiese of Franklin, and Heather Parker of Mankato; and grandchildren Damian, Garret, Mikala, Jasmyn, and Peyton Wiese. Also surviving are her step-children Laurie (Robert) Kodet of Northfield, and Larry (Ammie) Zachow of Clear Lake; step-grandchildren Ashley Kodet (Matt Macekura), Benton (Breanna) Kodet, Joshua (Samantha) Kodet, and Abby and Lane Zachow; great-grandson Brogan Kodet; mother-in-law Laura Zachow; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Darlene Kopischke, Bev (Pat) Wacek, Sandy (Brian) Faulds, Steven Zachow, Gail (Brian) Bielen, and Ken (Jeanette) Cornell.
Arvella was preceded in death by her parents, a son in infancy, brother Marlyn Wiese, father-in-law Vernon Zachow, sister-in-law Barb Cornell, and brother-in-law Calvin Kopischke.
Blessed be her memory.