Zerby, Paul G. Paul Gregg Zerby died on January 5, 2020 of congestive heart failure and Parkinson's disease. Paul was born on October 17, 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota to Paul Erette Zerby and Gwendolyn Gregg Zerby. While there he said he walked a mile to and from school, uphill both ways. The family moved to Duluth in 1943. When World War II ended, the family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where Paul attended Nativity Grade School and Cretin High School. He entered the University of Minnesota after 3 years at Cretin, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and in South Korea. After his discharge from the Army he married Elizabeth Langhorne on August 13, 1955. He attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 1958. Two sons, Paul Jr. and Steven were born in 1956 and 1957. Upon graduation, Paul served as law clerk to Judge Peter Woodbury of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Manchester, New Hampshire, and upon completion of that clerkship returned to Minnesota in 1959 to practice at Dorsey, Whitney, West, Owen and Halliday, until 1972. Son Matthew was born in 1960 and daughter Anne was born in 1965. The family lived in Minnetonka, Minnesota from 1963 to 1972, after which they moved to Prospect Park in Minneapolis. Paul and Elizabeth moved to Walker Place in Minneapolis in 2018. Paul taught tax law at William Mitchell School of Law and the University of Minnesota Law School. He worked as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of Minnesota from 1973 to 1998. In 2002 he was elected to the Minneapolis City Council for a 4 year term representing the Second Ward. He worked to establish a Citizens Review Board to deal with police/community relations, and worked to serve the citizens of the Prospect Park, Marcy Holmes, Seward and Dinkytown neighborhoods of Minneapolis., He published a novel, The Grass, in 2009, which was a fictional account of a young soldier during the Korean War. Paul is survived by his wife Elizabeth, sons Paul (Ann Browning), Steven (Joanne Tobey), Matthew (Diane Dunker) and daughter Anne (Steve Diede), brother D. Michael Zerby (Judith) and sister Susan Shelby, grandchildren Mark Zerby, Sam Robertson, Maria Zerby, Amy and Nikki Saul-Zerby. A memorial service will be scheduled at Walker Place in the near future.

Published on January 12, 2020