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Melissa Beth Zagar

February 18, 1979 — November 26, 2023

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Melissa Beth Zagar, age 44, passed away at her home on November 26, 2023. She was born February 18, 1979 to parents Leila Greenwald and Steve Zagar.

 Melissa was extremely creative and passionate about living life to the fullest, often bringing her ‘bag-of-fun’ and well known for sharing her glitter and lights- She really could light up a room. Helping others was always on her mind and shown in her actions like volunteering for Junior Achievement to teach kids how to start and run a business. She is known as the ‘Fun aunt’ to her two nephews and her friend’s children.

Like a kaleidoscope, Melissa had many qualities that made her unique; she knew her life was about living each moment to the fullest, celebrating the little wins as well as the big achievements; a little rebellious at times, she enjoyed pranking her friends and especially her little sister.  Her creative side included many arts: photography, making jewelry, and creating handmade gifts.  Making others happy was always on her mind, she often went above and beyond to give to others- often sharing music and her photography to brighten your day or making a dessert or dinner for her family and friends. Melissa was strong willed, an entrepreneur, and a savvy, independent business owner; known as a Jill of all trades and mastering anything she put her mind to. 

A few of her many business ventures were a car dealership, Minocqua Tint, and The Premier Dining Guide.

 She is survived by her cats; Lou and Brady (which are the loves of her life) and her parents: Leila Greenwald and Steve (and Ginger) Zagar; sister: Amy Zagar; nephews: Seay and Orion Zagar; brothers Anthony, Curtis, and the late Jason Zagar; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also included in her earthly family are so many dear friends that she considered family. She would often say goodbye with an ‘I love you.’

 A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 1pm-4pm at Nimsgern 1025 Margaret St, Woodruff, WI 54568.

Online condolences may be shared at Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family. 


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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 2, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services - Woodruff

1025 Margaret St, Woodruff, WI 54568

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