Russell Hamline Zakariasen ll, or as we call him Russ Sr. and his wife Lynda, formerly Lynda Lee, have been married for 40 years as of January 16, 2011. I could not be more proud of my business partner and father (for hanging onto a catch like my mother). And I couldn’t be more proud of my mom (for hanging in there) Just kidding, they have done what each of us hope to do in our lives and that is live them to the fullest and share it with those we love. Both born and raised in Hopkins Minnesota. As an elementary school teacher my mother, Lynda, has achieved her Masters degree and influenced not only the lives of her own children but also those of hundreds of children in her classes in Burnsville Minnesota as well. Dad has been an adventurous soul from building Cedar Hills Golf and Ski club with his father in Eden Prarie Minnesota, to gold mining in Quincy California, then came home to opening one of the first quit smoking clinics in the country right here in Edina Minnesota. He finally found his place in the world by teaming up with his two sons Ryan and Russ Jr. in the carpet cleaning industry. Together, with the unimaginable patience and faith of Mom, the three of them started the Commercial Steam Team and have enjoyed every moment of this rollercoaster ride.
Congratulations Mom and Dad for 40 years that I couldn’t begin to describe in a short blog post. May you have another 40 years even greater than the last.