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Loren Zoanni

Loren Zoanni

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Loren Michael Zoanni, 51, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2017, in Billings, surrounded by family.

Loren was the youngest of five children, born Dec. 30, 1965, in Sidney, to John “Jack” and Irma “Betty” Zoanni. He grew up on the family farm in Sioux Pass and attended Cherry Creek and Fairview Schools. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1984 and attended Eastern Montana College and Montana State University.

Loren was an avid sports fan and enjoyed listening to music. He loved watching his sons participate in activities, coaching their teams and attending every possible event. Loren worked in the oil fields and farmed before moving to Billings in March 1989 to begin his 28-year career with NAPA & Genuine Parts Co. Loren valued the relationships he built with his customers. He cared deeply for his family, friends and NAPA coworkers.

Loren is survived by his wife, Brenda Zoanni of Billings and their sons Brad, Derek and Ryan; his mother, Betty Zoanni of Sidney; brothers Bob Zoanni of Sparks, Nevada, and Jerry Zoanni of Sidney and sons Tyler and Chris; sister Rita (Marc) Kramer of Snohomish, Washington, and sons Matt and Kenny; in-laws Bruce and Jan Dahl; and sisters-in-law Becky, Tracy and Tammy and their families. Loren was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Zoanni; father Jack Zoanni and sister Linda Zoanni.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., in Billings.

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