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George J. Zauhar

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IRONTON — George John Zauhar, age 83, of Ironton, died on May 9, 2011, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on March 19, 1928, in Crosby to Mike and Mary (Majnaric) Zauhar.

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He married Jean Elaine Kivisto on Oct. 25, 1952, in Crosby. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving  during the Korean War and was awarded a purple heart while in conflict.

George was a former Inland Steel employee with 12 years of service and a retired custodian with the Crosby-Ironton School District. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby; the Myrin-James American Legion Post No. 443, Ironton and the Disabled Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; one son, Tom Zauhar, of Ironton; one daughter, Jill Brodmarkle, of Baxter; son-in-law, Dale Parks, of Brainerd; one brother, Emil (Hazel) Zauhar, of Ironton; five grandchildren, Greg (Jolene) Parks, Chad Parks, Megan Parks, Melissa Brodmarkle, E.J. Brodmarkle; one great-grandchild, Addison Parks.

Preceding him in death are his parents; one daughter, Gaylene Parks; one son-in-law, Edwin Brodmarkle; five brothers, Michael, Joseph, William, Robert and John Zauhar; two sisters, Annie LeMonde and Martha Kaminsky.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby.

Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby with full military honors given by the Myrin-James American Legion.  Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. If desired, memorials are preferred to the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

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