In Memory of

Martin Luke Zauhar

October 18, 1935 - January 21, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA
  Martin “Marty” the son of Nicholas and Katherine (Polich) Zauhar, was born and grew up in Floodwood, MN. He then served in the U.S. Army.

 Marty married Sheila Maki on June 20, 1964. They moved to Cherokee, IA in 1967 where they raised two daughters. Marty worked for Allied Mills and also for Wilson Foods for 19 years. He was a member of the Toastmasters, the Cherokee Community Credit Union board of directors, The Cherokee City Council and the Knights of Columbus. His talents included being a handyman for many in Cherokee, his love of gardening, woodworking and carving. He will be remembered for his kind heart and attention to detail.

 On Sunday, January 21, 2018, Marty passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

 His family includes his wife, Sheila, of Cherokee; two daughters, Michele (Craig) Emerson of Chaska, MN, and Gina (Mike) O’Leary of Omaha, NE; four grandchildren: Kayla and Carter Emerson and Connor and Lauren O’Leary.

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICES

Private family services will be held for Marty.

VISITATION
There will be no visitation
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee

Condolences

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear about Marty. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Stefanie (Meyer) Williamson
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:30 PM
“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, Sheila. We all will miss Marty's beautiful smile and good humor. Thinking of you and you take
care, Hope to see you this spring. ”
- Ed and Carolyn Wiebe
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:06 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss...always enjoyed running in to you and Marty from time to time...may you find peace in your memories...
- Glenda Schleef
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:13 AM
“Sheila, sorry to hear of Marty's passing. I enjoyed Marty showing me his carvings and explaining the different ways he created them especially when he had many of them on display at the Sanford Museum & Planetarium, so talented. I got to know Marty when I became a member of the Knights of Columbus and he was always very friendly to me and easy to talk with. Sincere sympathy to you and your family. Terry Boisen ”
- Terry & Robin Boisen
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:13 AM
“Sorry to hear about your loss. May God wrap his arms around each of you and provide you strength. May you each remember all the great memories that you had together. Sending our prayers and sincere sympathy to you during this difficult time.”
- Chris and Jena Munson
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:32 PM
“Sheila and family,
So sorry to hear of Marty passing. It was always a pleasure to see him and his many carvings he shared with me over the years. Thinking of you during this hard time . My sympathies to u and the girls. Peg Hinkhouse”
- Peggy Hinkhouse
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“I was so sorry to learn of Marty's passing. He was such a kind, gentle and talented man. I used to love the way he would proudly show off his latest creation to our card groups at the community center. He will be missed by so many.”
- Karen Thomsen
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM
“Sheila and family, our condolences are with you . Marty and his sense of humor will be missed by coffee friends. Please accept our prayers at this time.”
- Bonnie Ducommun
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:34 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Marty's passing. He was such a nice guy and was very friendly to my little boys whenever he saw them. I'll miss his smiling face in the mornings at coffee time. ”
- Chelsea Thiering
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:34 AM
“Sheila,Michele, and Gina. So sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Always remember the good times and memories. Our prayers are with you all.”
- Nancy Hofer
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:34 AM
“Sending our sympathy to your family. Marty was a very talented man. He will be missed in the neighborhood.”
- Clarence and Koreen Anderson
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:34 AM
“Sorry for your loss. I worked with him many years at the pack. Starting on the hog kill then different departments until I retired due to a plant accident. He was quite the man. We had a lot of good times. R.I.P. my friend. ”
- Roger Olson
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4:29 PM
“We will miss Martin for his friendliness as we take our daily neighbor walks”
- Don and Martie Johnson
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4:29 PM
“We are sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Will remember the many coffee times we had at McDonald's and the beautiful carving he gave to Jerry. Our prayers are with you all.”
- Jerry & Jeanette Hohbach
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:54 PM
“So very sorry to hear about Marty’s passing. I have enjoyed knowing him and his creative abilities! I have many of his characters that he created and always think of him when I get them out! My deepest sympathy Sheila and family. Debbie Courtright ”
- Debbie Courtright
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