A memorial gathering will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo, with a concluding prayer service at 11 a.m.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bradleyfh.com.
Mr. Zarda was born Jan. 20, 1952, in Antigo, a son of the late William and Bernice (Pagel) Zarda. He graduated from Antigo High School in 1971.
He was married to Rochelle Dudzik on May 17, 1986, in Stevens Point. The couple later divorced.
He worked as a custodian for Stevens Point Area Senior High School, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and currently with Clean Power at the National Guard Armory in Stevens Point.
Survivors include one daughter, Amanda Zarda, Weston; one son, Andrew, Stevens Point; four brothers, Larry (Carol), Neenah, and Tom (Joan), Dave and Fred (Jolene), all of Antigo; four sisters, Gail (Jim) Strube, De Pere, Mary Jo (Bill) Blemke, Irma, Cathy (Dave) Dahlke, Wausau, and Sue Zarda, Antigo; and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dan and Joey.