Obit: Zallar, Emma (1867 - 1944)
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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/10/1944

Zallar, Emma (26 JUL 1867 - 8 FEB 1944)

Mrs. Anna Zallar passed away at her home in Willard (Clark Co., Wis.) on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1944 at 5:00 a.m., having reached the age of 76 years, 6 months and 17 days.

She was born in Jugoslavia on July 26, 1867 and is survived by seven children, Anton and Frank Zevnik of Madison; Mrs. Anton Debevec (Mary) of Willard and Anna of Ohio, John and Joe Zallar and Mrs. Elmer (Evonka) Severson of Willard.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Holy Family Church with Rev. Father Stragisher officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery.

(Follow on in 2/24/1944 Greenwood Gleaner)

Anna Zevnik Zallar, aged 77, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8th, 1944 at her home known as the Zallar farm in Willard, Wis. following a short illness. She passed away at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, being in a coma for a day. She had been in ill health for the past six months.

Mrs. Zallar’s maiden name was Anna Kotnik. She was a native of Slovenia Jugoslavia, and was born July 26, 1867 at St. 33 Nadlesk, Post Startrg, pri Loz Potoku, where she was married to Frank Zevnik before coming to America. She followed her husband to America 52 years ago, and settled at Cleveland, Ohio. From there they moved to Lorain, Ohio, being one of the first Slovenian families to settle there, and where he husband, Frank Zevnik, died. There were four surviving children, namely: Mary, Anton, Anna and Frank J.

Her marriage to John Zallar took place in Lorain, Ohio in 1907, and from there they moved to Willard, Wis. in 1912, where she lived continuously for the last 32 years. During that time, they owned and operated a general store for about 12 years. The last 20 years were spent on the Zallar farm in Willard. Mrs. Zallar was a member of the Altar Society at the Holy Family Congregation.

During the summer of 1929 Anton and Frank Zevnik arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Zallar to make a tour of Europe and parts of Jugoslavia, including their places of birth in Slovenia.

Her husband, John Zallar, preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1939 at the age of 60.

Survivors include: 4 sons, Anton and Frank J. Zevnik of Madison, John F. and Joseph Zallar of Willard, 3 daughters, Mary (Mrs. Anton Debevec) of Willard, Anna (Mrs. Frank Ziherl) of Akron, Ohio, Johanna (Mrs. Elmer Severson) of Willard, 27 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers, John Kotnik of Lorain, Ohio and Philip Kotnik of Chicago.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard, the Rev. Father Raphael Stragisher officiating at the Requiem High Mass. Members of the Altar Society attended the funeral in a body and rosary was recited by them, the pastor, and friends at the home Friday evening.

Pallbearers were Frank Perovsek, Frank Volovsek, John Zupancic, Anton Trunkel, Anton Merkun, and John Gregorich. Burial took place in the family lot in the parish cemetery.

Relatives for out of town who attended the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. Anton Zevnik, Robert and Margy of Madison, Betty of Chicago, and Francis of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Zevnik and family of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rakovec and family of Marshfield, Mrs. Frank J. Fale and son of Chicago; Sgt. Robert Debevec of Rosencrans Field, St. Joseph, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. John Kotnik of Lorain, Ohio; and Philip Kotnik of Chicago.



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