Frederick Zabel

Frederick Frank "Fred" Zabel

Thursday, April 1st, 1926 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Frederick Frank “Fred” Zabel, 93, of Atchison KS died on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Atchison Senior Village.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm on Monday, April 15th, at St. Benedicts Church with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison. A parish rosary will be recited at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 14th, with visitation to follow until 4:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Benedict’s Abbey or the Benedictine Sisters and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Fred was born on April 1, 1926 in Atchison KS the son of Frank and Marie (Rohleder) Zabel. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1944. Fred served during World War II in the United States Air Force. He worked starting as a lineman for Southwestern Bell and retired as a wire chief for AT &T Telephone Company in 1985 after 39 years of service. He was a member of the St. Benedicts Church, member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Posts, Atchison and the Pioneers. Fred enjoyed bowling, yard work, flowers, woodworking and especially watching the Royals and Chiefs.

He was married to Marcelline Jean Compton on June 8, 1948 at Sacred Heart Church. She preceded him in death on July 16, 2009. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (Leonard) Hundley, Atchison, KS and Jacqueline (Gary) Pauley, Smithville, MO, a granddaughter, Nicole (Paul) Howard, and great granddaughter, Emily Howard. His parents, wife Marcelline, a brother, William Zabel and sister, Henrietta Stucker preceded him in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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    Parish Rosary at 2:00 pm followed by visitation until 4:00 pm
  • Service

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    St Benedict's Catholic Church, Atchison, KS
    Address not given
    Fr. Jeremy Heppler
  • Interment

    Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    10253 Hwy 7
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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Jennifer Vandeloo

Posted at 12:14pm
Nikki, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you love him. We all love him very much. RIP Fred.

Travis Urban

Posted at 09:59pm
Thoughts and prayers for steadfast faith to you all. Barb, Leonard, Jaqueline, Nichole and all have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you.
Fred (and Marcelline) were those “perfect” neighbors while growing up. We swapped and collected sports cards and stickers together. What great memories. Fred was a superb human being and a kind gentleman.

Travis Urban

Janet BRAY

Posted at 06:01pm
So sorry for your loss. He was always a sweet man whenever I happen to see him. Now he can be with your mom again. Love, Janet


Posted at 09:31am
I want to express my sympathies to the Zabel family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that one day you'll have the hope of seeing your loved ones again. Acts 24:15 says that "there is going to be a resurrection." What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. During difficult times like this, we need comfort, and Almighty God is the source of that comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May you find strength in knowing that death is not the end, but that there is a beautiful hope of seeing our dear loved ones again at a time when "death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4)

Paula Frakes Wohlgemuth & Family

Posted at 02:22pm
Barb, Jackie & Families:
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families on the loss of your father. Fred was such a kind man and was a wonderful neighbor to us growing up. Remember all the wonderful memories growing up and hold them close to your heart.
With Love,
Paula & Family

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