Jennifer Marie ZallarJennifer Marie Zallar, 31, of Duluth, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Duluth of natural causes from a longtime illness.
Jennifer Marie Zallar, 31, of Duluth, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Duluth of natural causes from a longtime illness.
She was born in Duluth on Aug. 1, 1981 to Robert and Ruby Zallar.
Jennifer graduated with honors in 1999 from Duluth Central High School where she also had been homecoming queen. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater. She was a recipient of the Jack Nicholson Scholarship Award, given to only one female and one male student per year at USC. Jennifer gave outstanding performances for two years at the Edinbourgh Fringe Festival, in Edinbourgh, Scotland. Jennifer was very talented, beautiful and kind hearted.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dr. Frank J. and Helen T. Zallar, and Walter B. Imberg; and her aunt, Diane Imberg.
She is survived by her loving parents Robert and Ruby Zallar of Duluth; brother Joseph (Lisa) Zallar, and their daughter Bryn Katherine Zallar of Lutsen; her grandmother Minerva Imberg of Virginia, Minn.; uncles David Zallar of Anoka, John (Suzanne) Zallar of Duluth, Duane (Jeanette) Imberg of Dassel, Gordon Imberg of Gilbert, and James (Julia) Imberg of Carlton; her aunts, Pearl (Richard) Fossum and Doris (Bill) Holstrom, both of Virginia, Minn., Dawn (Greg) Jarvela of Gilbert, Minn.; and several cousins and many friends.
PRIVATE: immediate family services will be held. Memorials directed to CHUM or the Damiano Center would be appreciated.
You, our little bird with a broken wing left this world to be with our Lord on July 7, 2013. We never gave up, always believing you would mend and fly again.
It is not our place to ask why, but through faith, child-like faith, know that you and each one of us holds a special place in God’s plan. In His plan, nothing is wasted, and all things bad, are turned to good.
Your life was not in vain, Jenny. You have opened our hearts and minds to compassion, acceptance and understanding. Our message to all will be, as you so often told us, “Do not judge, for each one of us is no better or no worse than the next person. Be kind to one another, love one another.”
We wholeheartedly believe that God saw what was in your heart. He brought you Home, our little bird with a broken wing – that we couldn’t fix, but He has now given you wings, free from earthly chains – in His Eternal Peace.
We love you, forever, Mom & Dad
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 727-3555.
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