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Allan 'Zip' Zipoy, 76

Allan "Zip" Zipoy of Kimball died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 76.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. David Milz officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, both at the church. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery.

Allan Edward Zipoy was born May 2, 1934, in Grand Forks, N.D. to Edward and Caroline (Novak) Zipoy. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis with the class of 1953. He served his country as a jet airplane mechanic in the United States navy during the end of the Korean War. He served on the USS Ranger and the USS Hornet. July 14, 1956, Zip was married to Shirley Marohn at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Together they own and operate Zip's Diesel Injection Service which they founded in 1976, in St. Augusta.

In his younger years, Zip enjoyed water and down-hill skiing. He loved traveling and hunting up north. Zip enjoyed machinery, inventing, and finding new and creative ways to fix and make things better. His favorite place was the cabin, especially when he was sharing it with his grandchildren. Zip had a big heart and loved to socialize; he never met a stranger.

Zip is survived by his wife Shirley; sons Tim (and Susan) Zipoy, and Tom (and Sarah) Zipoy all of Kimball; five grandchildren Hannah, Theodore, John, Benjamin, and Julia.

Pallbearers will be Tim Zipoy, Tom Zipoy, Mark Jansky, Todd Fruechte, Mike Westin, Dan Karpinski, Stan Marohn, and Allen Love. Honorary pallbearers will be his five grandchildren. Hannah Zipoy, Lori Rippentrop, and Bud Jay will provide the music for the service. Memorials are preferred to St. John's Lutheran Church of Kimball. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.