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Joseph Dennis Zahnd

July 14, 1959 - December 10, 2021

Joseph Dennis Zahnd, 62, of Fairland, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born July 14, 1959, in Indianapolis, the son of Ernest R. Jr. and Esther (Crandall) Zahnd. He married his wife of 31 years, Patsy Marie St. Pierre, on October 5, 1990, and she survives.

In addition to Patsy, Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph Patrick Zahnd of Fairland; brother, Charles E. Zahnd of Fairland; sister, Patricia Proctor of Mooresville; mother-in-law, Loretta Lindow of Webster, Florida; several nieces and nephews including, Brian Albert Gervais and wife, Candace of Indianapolis; and several great-nieces and great-nephews including Adrian Gervais, Ashlynn Gervais, Alden Gervais and Jazmynn Gervais.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Paul L. Zahnd and Stephen M. Zahnd.

Joseph graduated in 1977 from Triton Central High School.

He formerly worked at National Starch and Chemical for 25 years, in industrial cleaning.

Joseph was a history buff and enjoyed watching the history channel. He also enjoyed listening to music and going fishing and hunting.

He had a photographic memory.

Private family services were observed.

Services were entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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