Bernard “Bernie” Zaja

Bernard “Bernie” Zaja

Bernard “Bernie” Zaja, age 71, of Wisconsin Dells, WI, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at King Veterans Home in King, WI.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells with Reverend Steven Keller officiating. Visitation will be held at church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. A Luncheon will be held at the American Legion Post #187 in Wisconsin Dells.

Bernie was born November 9, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph and Mary (Cuga) Zaja. He was a Life-long, Honorary Member and past Commander of the VFW Post #9387 of Wisconsin Dells and held positions with honor and contributed greatly. He was also a Honorary Member of the American Legion Post #187 in Wisconsin Dells. He married Stella Nelson on March 2, 1968 in Wisconsin Dells.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Stella; daughters, Christine Zaja and Carrie Zaja, both of Baraboo, WI; brother, Louie Zaja of Wisconsin Dells; sisters, Bertha Hanley of Wisconsin Dells, Angie Smith of California and Caroline Briskay of Sparta, WI; grandchildren, Devin Budney, Criza Schmidtke and Samantha Schmidtke. He was preceded in death by his parents; 6 brothers and 5 sisters.