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Charlene Kolar Zachary

March 19, 1937 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 85)


Charlene Kolar Zachary passed away peacefully in Castle Rock, Colorado on April 22, 2022. Charlene was born on March 19, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Margaret Kolar.  She grew up in Sauganash with her late older sisters, Marilyn (Robert Brennan) and Lois (David Richards).  Charlene attended St. Scholastica High School and was a synchronized swimmer at Mundelein College.  Charlene was creative, a gifted homemaker, a gardener, a passionate animal lover, and an avid golfer. As a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt, she devoted her life to family.  She is survived by her children Jack (Katie), Janet (Mindee Epstein), Kathleen (Kevin) Kranendonk, Karen (James) Haley, Susan (Robert) Maher, and Patrick (Kathleen).  Loving and adored grandmother to Laura (Cory) Kemps, Jack, Billy and Lindsey Zachary, McKenna, James and Paige Haley, Remi, Jack and Jamison Maher, and Sophie, Ellie, Maizie and Tommy Zachary. 
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 2, 2022, 10:00 am at Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Avenue, Chicago, IL. Internment  All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to The Humane Society, 

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Funeral Mass
May 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Queen of All Saints Basilica
6280 N. Sauganash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646


All Saints Cemetery

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