Zahn, Terry R. “Randy”
Age 73 years
Terry Randall “Randy” Zahn died on February 2, 2017 at Brookestone Meadows in Omaha, NE. He was born in Albany, KY on March 27, 1943 to Charles and Anita (Lucia) Zahn. He was a 1961 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, IA. He was a proud member of the Army 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam war. In recent years, he served as President of the Midwest Chapter of 101st Airborne Association and was instrumental in the establishment of the Heartland Airborne Memorial. A sprinkler fitter by trade, he served 8 years as President of the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local #669 before his retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol of Omaha; sister-in-law, Joann “Jo” Zahn of Phoenix, AZ; stepsisters, Patti Jo Herwig of Plattsmouth, NE and Jane Pennington (Chuck); stepbrother, David “Speed” Tobias (Kathy) of Council Bluffs; sons, T. A. “Taz” Zahn of Omaha and Terry R. Zahn, Jr. (Jody) of Columbus, NE; daughter, Jodie Knop (Brian) of Omaha; stepson, Derrin Pigg (Aleaza Goldberg) of Denver, CO; stepdaughter, Dana Fields (Steven) of Lafayette, CO; grandchildren: Schuyler, Hallynd and Braxton Zahn, Tyler and Lane Knop, Aiden and Noa Pigg, Mason and Madelyn Fields; honorary son/daughter: Dr. Frank and Tina DeVries; honorary grandchildren: Adam, Grant, Sydney and Gabrielle DeVries; extended family and a host of wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob; sister, Jan O’Dell; stepmother, Jane Zahn-Vukson.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 10th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Bel Air Chapel. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE Saturday, February 11th at 2pm at the Bel Air Chapel, followed by visitation with the family until 5pm. The family requests attendees wear casual dress (Terry’s favorite) and feel free to share fun/funny times they shared with him. Interment, Omaha National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Airborne Memorial Association or DADs DAY (Dollars Against Diabetes) Association.