JOHN ZELEZNIKARJohn T. Zeleznikar, 82, of Duluth, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, in Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center.
John T. Zeleznikar, 82, of Duluth, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, in Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center.
John was born March 25, 1929, in Duluth, the son of Josef and Johanna (Glinsek) Zeleznikar. He grew up in Duluth and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1947, and later attended Duluth Junior College.
John served in the National Guard. He married Shirley Norman June 2, 1951, in Duluth. He was employed as a loan officer at First Federal Savings and Loan for many years.
He was a former member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Lake Avenue Loafers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Greg; sisters Mary Bachar, Jenny Forneris, Angela Mantel, Molly Trano, and Frances Kosanovich; and brothers Joseph, Frank Zelen and Walter.
John is survived by his wife, Shirley; children Terri (Bruce) Sabetti of Makinen, Kim (Jeff Shykes) Zeleznikar of Duluth, and John (Amy) Zelen of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren Shelley, Brianna, Betsy, Grace, and Adam; great-granddaughter Kylie; and brothers Robert (Lillian) Zeleznikar of Duluth and Jack of Casa Grande, Ariz.
VISITATION: 12 noon until the 1 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Thursday, July 7, in St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, (218) 727-3555.
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