Zachary Richard Limanen
07/23/1984 - 11/27/2018
Zachary Richard Limanen was born to his loving parents, Rodney and Dorothy (Savela) Limanen on July 23, 1984 at Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, MN. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 2, 2018. Visitation with the family will be from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Followed by a 3:00 pm service at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 5 Laurentian Drive, Virginia, MN 55792. Memorials preferred. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Zac passed away Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 as a result of a recent illness.
He graduated from Eveleth-Gilbert High School, Class of 2003. Throughout his high school career he developed many close friendships with baseball and basketball teammates.
Following his graduation, Zac attended Grand Rapids Community College. He worked alongside his brother, Bryan, and brothers-in-law, Isaac and Brenden, learning carpentry, masonry, and electrical skills. Most recently Zac was employed by Cram Concrete out of Waterville, MN and previously employed through Redfield Masonry out of Glenwood, MN.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. Zac loved hiking and enjoyed the outdoors so much that if you couldn’t find him at home, you would be sure to find him somewhere out on a lake or in the woods. He was very proud of his Finnish heritage – he had SISU and loved taking saunas. He quoted often, “The sauna is the Finnish Man’s pharmacy.” Zac loved the challenge of learning new things and a good debate. He could challenge anyone to a game of pinball in his parent’s basement and usually won. Zac had a great sense of humor and would make everyone laugh. He loved playing his guitar and spending time with his dog, Ruger. Zac was a loving man and held a special place in his heart for everyone, especially his nieces, nephews, and close cousins. Most of all his heart was with his girlfriend, Becky Vikla. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed by numerous extended family and friends.
Zac is survived by his Parents, Rodney and Dorothy (Savela) Limanen of Eveleth, MN; Siblings: Bryan Limanen (Marlo Turschner) of Palmeto FL, Cheri (Chris) Kadlec, Elijah, Tyler and Jada of Chaska MN, Heather (Brenden) Schwenn, Josh, Nathan, Annabelle and Zoë of Stockholm SD, Stephanie (Isaac) Burns, Ethan and Katlyn of Backus MN, Bethany (John) Delvas, Alexandra, Marissa, Austin, Jaden and Maija of Two Harbors MN; Grandmothers, Sophie Limanen of Cloquet, MN and Shirley Savela of Parkville, MN; Many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Zac was preceded in death by his Grandfathers, Melvin Limanen of Cloquet MN and Roland Savela of Parkville MN and infant nephew, Jacob Kadlec.
His parents, family and friends will miss him deeply until they are reunited in Heaven.