Kathryn Zarr, 1921-2021


Kathryn Theresa Zarr, 99, of La Porte, Ind., passed away peacefully at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in her home.

She was born Dec. 30, 1921, in La Porte to Henry and Mary (Lisak) Hynek.

Kathryn was a loving housewife and mother. In her free time, she enjoyed golfing, bowling and tatting (lacemaking). Kathryn formerly won the La Porte Women’s Golf Tournament.

On Oct. 19, 1940, in Michigan City, Ind., she married Bennie Zarr, who preceded her in death in 2010.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Alan and Dick Zarr; four sisters, Julie Beehler, Sophie Cummins, Annie Patterson and Frances Kamierczak; three brothers; Joseph, Henry and Raymond Hynek; son-in-law, David Wellinski; and daughter-in-law, Carole Zarr.

Surviving are her children, Pat “Penny” Wellinski and Harold Zarr, both of La Porte, and Nancy (Bruce) Terman of Edwardsburg, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation will take place. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice.

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