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Mildred Mary Zarr, 95, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was born October 7, 1925 in Madison, a daughter of the late Marco and Barbara (Trgovic) Mejaski.  She married Gerald E. “Butch” Zarr on May 1, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and he passed away on January 3, 2001.  Mildred was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was active with the luncheon committee for many years.  She was very proud of her Croatian Heritage and enjoyed listening to the Croatian music.  She was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and served on the Madison Library Board for many years.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Denice Zarr of Franklin, Tennessee and Mark and Denise Zarr of St. Louis, Missouri; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Zarr of Portland, Oregon and Carol and Douglas Landers of Portland, Oregon; thirteen grandchildren, Josh Zarr, Lindsey Henderson, Taylor Zarr, Jack Zarr, Nicole Burnash, Jessica Zarr, Jayme Zarr, Caitlin Zarr, Jordan Zarr, Michael Zarr, Madelaine Landers, Olivia Kate Landers and William Cole Landers; seven great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and friends.  In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Olga Bilich and three brothers, Mike, Emil and John Mejaski.  In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Stephen Thompson as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.  Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements.  www.irwinchapel.com

 

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