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Zella Marie (Tagtow) Link

July 17, 1956 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Zella Link Obituary

Zella Marie Link, 67, of Willmar, died Wednesday, January 17th at St. Cloud Hospital.  Her funeral will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, January 23rd at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with interment in Emden Christian Reformed Cemetery, rural Renville.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Monday, January 22nd at the funeral home and continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. www.hafh.org

Zella Marie was born July 17, 1956, in Winner, SD, the daughter of Jerald and Alvena “Jody” (Konop) Tagtow.  The family lived in South Dakota, Kansas, Florida and Massachusetts before settling in Atwater where Zella graduated in 1974 from Atwater High School.

On October 12th, 1974, she was united in marriage to Gary Grahn in Atwater.  Following their marriage, they lived in Atwater, Hutchinson and Marshall.  After moving back to Willmar, Zella worked for Kandiyohi County Highway Department before working for MnDOT.

On December 10, 1993, she was united in marriage to Joel Link, and they lived in Willmar.  She recently retired from MnDOT after 20 plus years in their IT Department.

For someone who was as “tough as nails,” her family remembers her unconditional love and support of everyone and in everything they did!  She was a gifted crafter, sewer, gardener and puzzle solver.  She was not only smart when it came to technology, she was a “hands on” person when it came to fixing anything.  Even as a young girl, she was patching her own tires on her bike.

Surviving are her son, Darron Grahn of Marshall; and step-sons, Mitchell (Rachel) Link, Gregory (Cheryl) Link; her parents, Jerald and Jody Tagtow of Kandiyohi; 10 grandchildren: Giselle, Gradyn, Naya, Sammy, Stella, Madison, Lauren, Grace, Zach and Isaac. Also surviving are her siblings: Mickey (Sandy) Tagtow of Titusville, FL, Gary (Pam) Tagtow of Atwater, Mark (Debbie) Tagtow of Rock, KS, Alvin (Vickie) Tagtow of Atwater and Janice Madrigal of Derby, KS; her in-laws, Gary (Char) Link and David (Sandy) Link both of Renville. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews who acknowledge that she was the “Best Auntie” anyone could ever have!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel, and son, Eric.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 22, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Visitation
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

10:30 AM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

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