Obit: Zondlo, George John Jr. (1948 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Beckstrand, Bucher, Gumz, Kollatz, Kotke, Padula, Zondlo

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 11/20/2018

Zondlo, George John Jr. (14 JUN 1948 - 17 NOV 2018)

George John Zondlo Jr., age 70 of the Township of Rib Lake, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at his residence with his family at his side and under the care of Hope Hospice.

George was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin on Monday, June 14, 1948, the son of George J. and Victoria A. (Padula) Zondlo Sr. The family lived in Rib Lake and in 1966, George graduated from Rib Lake High School. Upon graduation, George entered Barber School in Eau Claire where he graduated in 1967. He accepted a job at Frank’s Barbershop in South Milwaukee where he was employed from 1967 until 1986.

He met his future wife Kristine C. Kollatz in Milwaukee and the couple was united in marriage on September 27, 1975 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Muskego, Wisconsin. They lived in Muskego on Little Muskego Lake until 1986 when the family moved to Rib Lake. George purchased the local barbershop changing the name to George’s Barbershop. He has been the owner since 1986 and has been a Barber for over fifty years. George would cut hair at the Rib Lake Health Care Center and if someone needed their hair cut at home, he would go to them. He received his Realtor license in 1988 and had been employed currently with Dixon Greiner Realty.

George was a devout Catholic and was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and had been on the Finance Committee for many years. He was a past member of the Rib Lake School Board, a current member of the National Realtors Association. George loved to hunt! This included bow, muzzle loading and rifle. He enjoyed fishing, going for a ride, family trips out west, playing cribbage, purchasing lottery tickets or trying to win the powerball. But most of all, George loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife; Kris, daughters; Tracy Beckstrand of Rib Lake, Shelly Zondlo of Naples, Florida and Lisa Zondlo of Lakewood, Colorado, four grandchildren; Ryan, Derek, Brandon and Kaylee, seven brothers; Joseph (Barb) of Green Bay, James (Dolores) Zondlo Sr. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, John (JoAnn) Zondlo Sr. of Peoria, Arizona, Jerry (Jean) of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Jeff (Candy) of Marshfield, Eugene of San Diamas, California and Dennis (Debbie) Zondlo of Rib Lake, one sister; Mary Rose (Bob) Gumz of Dorchester, Wisconsin. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; George John and Victoria Agnes Zondlo Sr.

The visitation for George will be held on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church located at 513 State Road 102, Rib Lake, Wisconsin. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, November 21, 2018 at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Otto Bucher will be officiating. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of George may be given to the family.

Pallbearers will be Bob Zondlo, Mark Zondlo, Jeff Gumz, John Zondlo Jr., Aaron Zondlo, Michael Zondlo, Neal Zondlo and James Zondlo Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aric Zondlo, Carl Zondlo, Todd Zondlo and James Kotke.

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343.

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