Obituary: Robert D. Zager, Retired Washington Fire Department Chief

  • Source: Washington Evening Journal
  • Published: 05/14/2019 03:06 PM

Robert D. "Bob" Zager, of Brighton, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 in Minnesota at the home of his daughter, Laurie. Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Chaplain Andrew Zuehlke officiating. Calling hours will begin noon Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. Interment will be held at Sandy Hook Cemetery in Brighton, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County and the Washington Fire Department. Bob was a volunteer firefighter for 42 years, serving as a substitute truck driver for 10 years and Fire Chief for 17 years. He and Yale Jarvis organized and began the Washington County Rescue Unit and he was the Chief and Treasurer of the unit for decades. Through this work, he became an experienced scuba diver.


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