Obit: Zalizniak, Gregory (1912 - 2006)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Zalizniak, Riznuk, Permybidu, Regner

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) January 18, 2006

Zalizniak, Gregory (February 2, 1912 - January 12, 2006)

Gregory Zalizniak, age 93, of Marshfield, died Thursday January 12, 2006 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Gregory was born on February 2, 1912 in Luhansk, Ukraine the son of Andre and Fidora (Riznuk) Zalizniak. He came to the United States in 1950 and lived in the Chicago area. Gregory was united in marriage to Anna Perumybidu in June of 1952 in Chicago. They moved to the Marshfield area in 1959, where he farmed, first as a dairy farm and later raising beef cattle. Along with the farming, Gregory also worked for Rollohome in Marshfield from which he retired in 1972. He was a beekeeper and processed his own honey. He enjoyed animals, but he especially enjoyed his grandsons and great granddaughter, Brianna.

Gregory was a member of St. Katherine’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in St. Paul, MN. He enjoyed attending church services there until his health became poor.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; three children, Ihor Zalizniak, of Chicago, IL; Oleg (Leah) Zalizniak, of Chili; and Mary (Tom) Regner, of Granton; grandchildren, Kevin, Andy, Ben (Amanda), Steve, Will, Scott, and Craig. Ben is currently serving in Kuwait. Gregory is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Brianna.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Gregory were held Monday, January 16, 2006 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. The Very Reverend Peter Siwko of St. Katherine’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in St. Paul, MN was the Celebrant. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Oleg, Steve, Will, Kevin, and Andy Zalizniak and Jerry Wenzel.

Memorials may be directed to the Ministry Home Care Hospice Services, 303 West Upham St Suite #200, Marshfield, WI 54449 and/or The House of the Dove, 613 Western Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Gregory’s family with funeral arrangements.



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