David R. Zalar
David R. Zalar, 79, of Jefferson, went home with the Lord on August 2, 2014.
He was the loving husband of Georgia (Zealley) for 55 years; proud father of Tony, Stephanie (Brett) Boyd and Sara Sobrofski; and “Grampers” of Corinne and Elise Boyd and Ally and Ben Sobrofski.
Dave lived his life by these three
priorities — God, family, country. He was a devout follower of Christ,
loving family man, and proud, proud, American patriot.
After serving in the Air Force with
a year in Korea, Dave attended MSOE on the GI Bill, for which he was
always grateful. An electrical engineer, Dave worked for Cutler-Hammer,
Louis Allis, and retired from Delco Electronics (General Motors) in
Dave and Georgia lived in Wales for
34 years. During that time, he was a volunteer EMT, coached soccer and
baseball, and was a Boy Scouts and 4-H leader. Dave was often seen
running through Wales, and was especially known for having a front yard
full of wild flowers. After retirement, he found new hobbies in water
color painting and stained glass projects. The Wales dragon stained
glass piece he made still hangs in the Wales Village Hall. In his heart
Wales was always home.
A gathering for visiting and sharing
memories will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Aug. 13 at the First
Assembly of God Church in Waukesha. A celebration of life service will
be held at 2:00 p.m. A dessert reception will follow the service at the
In lieu of flowers, memorials are
appreciated to Wisconsin Honor Flights for Veterans or the Wounded
Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home,
920-674-3960, is serving the family. Visit
www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light
a candle in his memory.