Edward Zenkovich

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Services for Edward Zenkovich, 82, of Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m., today, Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Spencer. Rev. Brent Lingle will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 12 p.m., Friday with the family present from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

There will be a Vigil Service at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by the American Legion -- Glen Pedersen Post 1 of Spencer.

Edward passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Spencer Hospital.

Edward William Zenkovich, the son of Vincent and Marie (Nanek) Zenkovich, was born on May 15, 1926, in Sioux City. His childhood years were spent In Sioux City where he received his education and graduated from East High School. Edward entered into the military on Aug. 21, 1944, serving in the U.S. Army. While in the military he served overseas and was involved in the Battle of The Bulge. He received two Bronze Battle Stars, two Overseas Service Bars, Army of Occupation Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on June 23, 1946. Following the military he returned to Sioux City, where he worked as a meat inspector. He then worked for the Federal Government as a livestock inspector for the Sioux City Stockyards.

Edward married Carla Freking on May 6, 1961, in Sioux City. Following their marriage, they lived in Sioux City until 1974, when he was transferred to Spencer and worked until his retirement in 1990. Edward was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He also liked to fish and go have coffee with his wife at Hy-Vee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Thomas in 2005.

Edward is survived by his wife, Carla of Spencer; four children: Joseph Zenkovich and his wife, Denise of Spencer, Terri Ward and her husband, Al of Spencer, Mary Hughes and her husband, Matt of Fostoria, and Bob Zenkovich and his wife, Jaydi of Spencer; 12 grandchildren; and one brother, John Zenkovich and his wife, Marian of Sioux City.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.