Kathryn Theresa Zarr

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


She was born December 30, 1921, in La Porte, Indiana 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 October 19, 1940, in Michigan City, Indiana, she married Bennie Zarr, who preceded her in death in 2010.


Also preceding 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, Michigan; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; six 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 & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.


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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Donor’s Choice.

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