Albert K. Zwart |

Albert K. Zwart

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary for Albert K. Zwart of Penn Valley. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley with Father Tim Nondorf officiating. Mr. Zwart passed away on March 6 in Grass Valley. He was 81.

Mr. Zwart was born on Aug. 4, 1925, to Albert and Elizabeth Zwart in Chicago, Ill.

He served in the U.S. Navy between 1943 and 1946. In 1943, Mr. Zwart received training from the Naval Medical Corps in facial prosthetics at the Naval Hospital in Seattle, Wash.

On Aug. 16, 1947, he married Yolanda Theresa Zwart at Saint Anthony’s Church in Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Zwart was the chief of the Restoration Department at the Veteran’s Administration Wilshire Wadsworth Hospital in Los Angeles.

He was a member of the American Anaplastology Association, the N.A.R.F., the Independent Order of Foresters and the American Legion.

Mr. Zwart was a talented oil-painting artist, golfer, bocce ball player and bowler. He also loved classical music and jazz and sang in the church choir.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yolanda Theresa Zwart of Penn Valley; son, Kenneth Albert Zwart of Los Angeles; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanmarie and James Denning of Ramona; grandsons Daniel E. Denning of Oceanside, Cameron T. Denning of Philomath, Ore., and Michael R. Denning of Corvallis, Ore.; granddaughters Katherine K. Denning of Eugene, Ore., and Lauren E. Denning and Claire M. Denning of Ramona.

Mr. Zwart was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Zwart; sisters Alyce, May, Mildred and La Verne; and brothers Maynard, Leon and Maurice.

Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity or to the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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