Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Sep 20, 1924
Died on Jun 01, 2017 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Frank Zallar, 92 of Sheboygan, was received into the arms of his loving Lord on Thursday June 1st, 2017 while at St. Nicholas Hospice. He was born September 20th, 1924 in Sheboygan to Frank and Mary Zallar, who preceded him in death. He attended local schools and was employed in the maintenance departments at Edgewater Power Plant and Kohler Co. before retiring from Quasius Equipment in 1986.
Frank was a proud WWII veteran, a member of the Greatest Generation. He served in the Army in the 325th Medical Battalion in the European Theatre, going through France, Austria and Germany from 1943-1945 before being honorably discharged in 1946. Frank was thrilled when he was selected to go on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. which occurred in October 2011. It was an incredible experience which he talked about often.
Frank married Doris Damrow on November 22nd, 1947. They were looking forward to their 70th anniversary, which would have been this November. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the VFW, Post 9156. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and will be forever missed.
Dancing with Doris gave them many fond memories, as did camping with the family at Long Lake. A few trips standout that he really enjoyed was going to Rochelle, Illinois to watch the many trains that came through the area. Sitting in his living room chair allowed him to see the nearby trains, which he daily enjoyed. A trip to Yugoslavia to track down his family roots with son Steve was a travel highlight. Another standout trip was taken with his sons to Washington D.C. to celebrate his 80th birthday and visit the newly dedicated WWII Memorial and many other D.C. monuments.
He is survived by his wife Doris; a daughter, Cindy Zallar of Sheboygan; two sons, Steven (Patricia) of Madison, WI, and Tim (Linda) of Sheboygan. Frank is also survived by two grandchildren, Kari (Steven) Roethel and Andrew Zallar.
According to Frank’s wishes, there will be a private family service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, where he will be interred with military honors conducted by VFW Post 9156. Condolences may be expressed online at www.reinboldfh.com
Memorials may be sent to VFW Post 9156 in Frank’s name.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the St. Nicholas ICU for their care of Frank and especially to St. Nicholas Hospice for all their help and compassion afforded him during this difficult time.
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