Zierdt remembered as ‘pillar of the community’ following death from cancer at age 52

By |2019-04-01T15:07:07-05:00April 1st, 2019|

"I think Jonathan actually defined the term, 'Pillar of the community.'" D.F.L. State Representative Jack Considine of Mankato was among the mourners wishing a fond farewell to former Greater Mankato Growth CEO Jonathan Zierdt at a memorial service Monday at Hosanna Lutheran Church. "When I first met him, I could not believe that somebody could be that positive and cheerful all of the time," Considine said, "But, son-of-a-gun, he was." Mankato D.F.L. State Representative Jack Considine. In addition to leading economic development across the region, Considine said Zierdt's creation of the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund through the Mankato Area [...]

Greater Mankato community mourning the death of Jonathan Zierdt

By |2019-03-28T15:12:57-05:00March 28th, 2019|

"I was crushed." North Mankato State Senator Nick Frentz is among those mourning the death of former Greater Mankato Growth CEO Jonathan Zierdt and said, "Jonathan has been such an inspiration to Greater Mankato Growth. He's been a good friend of mine. Everyone had the exact same feeling which is just heartbroken." Zierdt died on Wednesday after a more than five-year battle against prostate and kidney cancer, surrounded by family and friends. Frentz said Zierdt's economic development leadership in the region was unmatched and added, "What an incredible legacy. The history of our business community has benefitted in so [...]

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