Obit: Zagar, Peter (1891 - 1963)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: ZAGAR NIKOLAI GLAVAN MERLAK PERKO PERSCHERN MECH OBLACK
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Page 8 Wednesday 09/04/1963
Zagar, Peter (17 Feb. 1891 - 2 Sept. 1963)
Peter Zagar Is Dead at Age 72
Funeral Thursday For Willard Man
Greenwood--Peter Zagar, 72, Willard died Monday evening at the Havenet Nursing Home at Owen, where he had resided for the past five months.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. The Rev. William Nikolai will officiate and burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hill Funeral Home beginning this afternoon. There will be a general rosary service held this evening at 8 o'clock.
Peter Zagar was born Feb. 17, 1891 in Yugoslavia, and came to the United States in 1909. After 18 months here he returned to Yugoslavia, and came back here in 1911 and settled in Moorehead, Minn. His marriage to Mary Glavan who preceded him in death August 1959, took place Aug. 11, 1914, in Moorehead, Minn. In 1918 the couple moved from Moorehead to a farm near Willard.
Mr. Zagar is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Matt (Ann) Merlak, Loyal and Mrs. Edward (Elsie) Perko, Willard; three sons Peter Jr. and Frank, Neillsville, and Robert, Thorp; two sisters Mrs. John (Mary) Pershern, Gilbert, Minn. and Miss Franxes Zagar, Yugoslavia; three brothers Frank, Milwaukee, Andrew, Gilbert, Minn., and Vincel, Yugoslavia; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Emil Mech in 1958 and Mrs. Paul O'Black in 1960 and one sister.
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