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OBITUARY ~ GERALD DAVID ZOLLAR
September 23, 1919 ~ August 22, 2012

Gerald David ZOLLAR, son of William F. & Carrie Lee (LINDSAY) ZOLLAR, was born at home on September 23, 1919 in rural Columbus, Illinois.

The family moved to Southwest Iowa and settled in the Sharpsburg area in 1936. In 1942, his parents purchased a farm southeast of Clearfield where he lived and farmed.

On August 12, 1941, Gerald entered the US Army Air Corp. He received his schooling at Chanute Air Base in Chanute, IL. He spent the majority of his service time in Texas with the 529th Fighter Squad. On January 29, 1946, he was honorably discharged and returned to his farm.

Gerald was a 67 year member of Woodside Post #97 in Clearfield; lifetime member of the V.F.W.; and member of the Farm Bureau.

Gerald passed away August 22, 2012 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gerald is survived by cousins.

A memorial fund has been established to the Clearfield Library and the Clearfield Fire Dept.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 25 at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield with Reverend Alan RUSK officiating. Songs were "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America."

Military rites were provided by the Woodside Post #97 American Legion.

Gerald was laid to rest at Greemount Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois.

Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.

SOURCE: hosting-24708.tributes.com/show/gerald-zoller-94313962

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2012

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