CORNELL - Zolton Zemar, 81, of Cornell, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Zolton was born on March 16, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and served in Korea. He was wounded twice in Korea and received the Purple Heart with Cluster. He also received the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars and the U.N. Service Medal. He then worked for Industrial Construction in Cleveland, Ohio, for 25 years.
He was united in marriage on Nov. 2, 1957, to Kathryn Pfeiler. After they were married they lived in Parma, Ohio, and then moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1981.
Zolton was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret; his father, John; two sisters, Florence and Margaret; and one brother, Steve.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; son, Zolly (Jan) Zemar; daughter, Tami (Earl) Grandchamp; son, Allen Zemar and daughter, Lori Walker. He has nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Irene, and one brother, John.
He loved carpentry, fishing, flea marketing and was known for helping others. He was a man of great wisdom and few words, but when he spoke people listened. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by many.
Zolton's life will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16, at New Life Assembly of God, 2005 8th Ave. S., Escanaba, Mich., at 5 p.m. with Pastor Robert Derheim officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Military rites will be presented at 4:45 p.m. by the Delta County Veterans Council. A luncheon will be served immediately following services in the church fellowship hall. Zolton will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
Memorial contributions in Zolton's name may be directed to the Mission Bible Training Center, 121 Groulx Lane, Gaastra, MI 49927 or the Kentucky Mission Bible Training, 266 Parkway Drive, Salyersville, KY 41465
The Skradski Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit the website at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com to send online condolences.
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