Daniel J. Zura, 67, of Fremont, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in his home.
He was born June 5, 1939, in Put-in-Bay to Joseph and Anna (Ontko) Zura, now deceased. Daniel was a 1957 graduate of Put-in-Bay High School and 1961 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in education. On Nov. 9, 1963, he married Lynne Disrude at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Put-in-Bay and she survives. Daniel was a science teacher at Fremont Jr. High and Middle School and worked summers for Miller Boat Line and Heineman's Winery, Put-in-Bay. He was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Put-in-Bay and Sacred Heart Church in Fremont. Daniel enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and bird watching. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
Also surviving are children, Mark of Lakewood, Ohio, Leanne (Carl) Harrison of Stow, Ohio, and Allison Zura of Lakewood; grandchildren, Emma Harrison and Zoe Zura; siblings, JoAnn Miller of Sandusky, Richard Zura of Bay View and Sue (Ed) Moxley of Vickery; in-laws, Steve (Diane) Disrude of Willis, Texas, Anne Disrude of Jersey City, N.J.; niece, Laura Disrude of Houston, Texas; nephews, Michael Moxley of Columbus, Ohio, and Matt and Michael Disrude, both of Dallas, Texas.
Visitation will be from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Put-in-Bay, with The Rev. Jeff Nordhaus officiating. Burial will be at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Put-in-Bay.
Memorial donations may be made to Lake Erie Islands Historical Society (L.E.I.H.S.), Put-in-Bay, OH 43456.
Condolences may be sent to www.hermankinn.com.