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“John was a man with many friends, his kindness and warmth will be missed. John's smile and laughter live on in all of us and continues to shape our...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Corry Dreke - St. Paul, MN

“To the Zender Family it was a honor to have know John. He will be missed. It was fun to just talk to you about so many topics, Motorcycles, business...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Yenish - Mankato, MN

“John has joined up with his 'cycling buddies and they shall ride west into setting summer sun to the never ending mountains of peace and tranquility,...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Windschitl - Comfrey, MN

“John and I both grew-up in small towns, he was from Butterfield, I was from Comfrey, we both loved motorcycling. EVERYBODY knew John Zender! John...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Windschitl - Courtland, MN

“My prayers are with you and your family. I know Nate Zender, I bought my Honda gold wing motorcycle from him at star cycle. A neat family always...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: David Johnston - NorthMankato, MN

“So very sorry to hear of John's passing. I wish we could be there for Wanda and her family. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: John Goranson - Mankato, MN

“Thoughts and prayers go out to all in the Zender family and the Starr Cycle family. John was always good for a laugh and fun conversation. As fellow...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Le Tendre - Sioux Falls, SD

“To the Zender family and to all at Starr Cycle I wish to send prayers from all in the powersports community. Always good for a story and conversation...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Le Tendre - Sioux Falls, SD

“I was shocked and saddend to learn of John's passing. It wasn't too long ago his father, another avid bike rider passed. Many in Windom became...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Pete Byam - Apache Junction, AZ

“For many reasons, I was sad to hear John died. One would be that he was considerably younger than me. Less selfish reasons would be that John was an...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Thomas Day - RED WING, MN

“I last saw John in Moab, UT, by total accident. We graduated together, and I had not seen him since. My wife and I were on vacation out west, and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Al Hansen - New Prague, MN

“My condolences to John's family and friends. He was one of a kind and will be missed very much. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Keith Higgins - Chaska, MN

“I was so upset to hear the news about John. For many years he was a good friend, customer, and a great competitor. Nobody loved motorcycles more than...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Harmon - Mankato, MN

“John was a great friend, mentor, and sponsor. I raced motocross for him in the late 70s and early 80s and he was always there to guide and help me...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Barber - Fredericksburg, VA

“John had a huge impact on me as a friend, mentor and racing sponsor. I raced Motocross for him in the late 70s and early 80s. He always helped and...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Barber - Fredericksburg, VA

“My sincere condolences to the Zender family and friends. John was a nice man and his impact to the motorcycling community will not be forgotten. ...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne Stelter - Minneapolis, MN

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John was born on March 31, 1955 and passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

John was a resident of North Mankato, Minnesota at the time of passing.

Visitation will be February 25 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. A reception will be held during the visitation.