Sept. 27, 1954 — March 31, 2018
BANCROFT — A funeral Mass for Mike Zeller will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 5, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft with the Rev. Edward M. Girres and Rev. Mr. Bill Black officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Irvington.
Michael John Zeller was born Sept. 27, 1954, in Mason City, son of Alfred and Magdalena (Kramer) Zeller. He grew up on a farm near St. Joe, graduating from Garrigan High School in 1972, and then at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg with a degree in small engine repair. He then worked at Ernie Williams Harley Davidson as store manager for 10 years.
Mike married Dianne Miller on Nov. 25, 1978, at First United Methodist Church in Algona. In 1984, Mike and Dianne opened the NAPA Auto Parts Store in Bancroft. Mike enjoyed gardening, taking care of the farm and volunteering in his community. He loved camping, spending time with his family, and going to the Iowa State Fair. He proudly served as a volunteer fire fighter in Bancroft for 20 years.
Michael J. Zeller died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines at the age of 63.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne of Bancroft; four children, Betsy (Brink) Ciferri of Edina, Minn., Brett Zeller of Des Moines, Emily (Joe) Sarcone of LaVista, Neb., and Carla Zeller of Windsor Heights; and two grandchildren, Vincent Sarcone and Giulia Ciferri. He is also survived by his mother, Maggie Zeller of Algona; four brothers, Donald Zeller of St. Joe, Gary (Lisa) Zeller of St. Joe, Duane Zeller of Humboldt, and Gerald (Lisa) Zeller of St. Joe; a sister-in-law, Kathy (Dennis) Miller Olson of Fort Dodge; three brothers-in-law, David Miller of Bode, Gary (Shelly) Miller of Atlantic, and Russ (fiancé Tanya) Miller of Holly Springs, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
His father, Alfred Zeller; his parents-in-law, Lawrence and Doris Miller; and a sister Karen Zeller preceded him in death.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Bancroft in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.