Obit: Zalizniak, Gregory #2 (1912 - 2006)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Zalizniak, Siwko, Wenzel, Riznuk, Perumybidu, Strama, Regner

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) January 14, 2006

Zalizniak, Gregory (2 Feb. 1912 - 12 Jan. 2006)

Gregory Zalizniak

NEILLSVILLE -- Gregory Zalizniak, 93, Marshfield, died Thursday, Jan.12, 2006, at House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Funeral services for Gregory will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. The Very Reverend Peter Siwko of St. Katherine's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in St. Paul, Minn., is the celebrant. Interment will be in Neillsville City Cemetery.

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

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Gregory was born Feb. 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 1952, in Chicago. They moved to the Marshfield area in 1959, where he farmed, first as a dairy farmer and later raising beef cattle. Along with 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, Minn. He enjoyed attending church services there until his health became poor.

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

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

Memorials may be directed to 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.

Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Gregory's family with funeral arrangements.



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