Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Zollar, 78, dies

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Zollar, 78, of Ely, died Monday, March 16, 2015 in the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital.
She was born in Ely, where she lived most of her life and attended the Ely schools. She graduated from Ely Memorial High in 1954. She also attended Minnesota School of Business and worked at Northland Greyhound in Minneapolis.
In May of 1958, Elizabeth married Robert J. Zollar. They had two children. She also worked at the First National Bank of Ely, Zenith Mining Company, Independent School District #696, and Vermilion Community College where she earned her Associate of Art Degree in 1989. She retired from Vermilion in December of 1993.
Betty was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Woman’s Life Insurance Society, American Fraternal Union, and Ely Golf Assn.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle M. Zollar of Ely; her son, Robert B. (Denise) Zollar of Blaine, MN; her sister, Kathleen (Roger) Thompson of Ely; her brother, Donald (Maureen) Schwegel of Brooklyn Park, MN and extended family and friends. For the last five years of her life she resided at the Pioneer Apt. complex in Ely, where she enjoyed living. There she met and made many friends who will miss her dearly, as will we all!
Her parents, Louis and Ann (Muhvich) Schwegel, preceded her in death.
Memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with Rev. Fr. Bill Skarich as celebrant. Burial will be in the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.