Kenneth W. Zollman, 96, passed away Jan. 16, 2019, at Hospice of the Valley at Sherman Oaks in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born Dec. 19, 1922 in Enterprise, Oregon, the eighth child in a family of twelve to Floyd D. & Ethel (Eggleson) Zollman.
Ken was raised in Enterprise, and Alder Slope. He played baseball, did wrestling and boxing in high school, and graduated from Enterprise in 1943. He served in the U. S. Army in the Army Engineers, receiving a medical discharge.
He married Ella Evans (now Zollman) on September 16, 1951 at Payette, Idaho. They were bless with four children.
He owned the Community Market in Enterprise for a time. He left Enterprise in 1951 and went to Central Oregon. In 1954 he went to Eugene, Oregon, and later Veneta, Oregon, where he had a grocery store and meat market for many years. He was a meat cutter by trade. Ken lived there until 1991 when he moved to Peoria, Arizona.
In his retirement years he was an avid golfer. Ken had 13 hole-in-ones, he was Arizona’s Senior Olympic Champion in 1994. He enjoyed life, travel, lovely golf courses wherever he went, and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Ella; children from a previous marriage, children Phil Zollman, Gaye Zollman and Kim Zollman; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Zollman (1953-1969), his parents and all eleven of his siblings.
There will be no services, as his body was given to medical science.