Vadrian Zagar (nee Manter), age 50, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 29th, 2021. Loving and amazing mother of her adoring son Jake. Beloved and wonderful wife of Jeffrey Zagar. Dear daughter of Paul and Nelda Manter and daughter-in-law of Kathleen Zagar. Survived and cherished by siblings Valerie (Bruce) Manter-Kapanke, Vernon Manter (Dawn Manthei), Venitha Manter (Jim Anderson), brother-in-law Michael Zagar and sister-in-law Janet (Rob) Blaszynski. Doting aunt of Kalyn, Kendra, Erich, Lara, Zoe, Sadie, Brad, Andy and Zach. Preceded in death by father-in-law Henry Zagar, Jr.
Vadrian graduated from West Salem (WI) High School. She went on to study at UW-La Crosse, graduating with a double major in Spanish and Business. Finally, she attended the graduate school of business at UW-Milwaukee, graduating with a Master’s degree in International Business and Marketing.
Vadrian was a brave soul who lived and studied abroad during high school and college. She was a smart, world-traveling business woman who loved experiencing other cultures and countries. She transitioned to being a full-time mom to ensure her son was in the best possible care when he was diagnosed with a medical condition as a toddler. She then became an educator, working with students here and abroad. She was also an expert field trip chaperone.
Vadrian was a caring pet mom. She enjoyed Packers and Brewers games with her family, dinner and a movie, concerts, beer gardens with good friends, volleyball, swimming, boating, snorkeling, decorating, organizing, educating, and advocating for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and other causes. She loved the beach and especially her many excursions to Bradford Beach with her son.
Her spirit, her love, and her amazing smile broadened her husband’s world and his life. Memories of adventures together to Mexico, Jamaica, Spain, California, Colorado, New York City, Hawaii, and Aruba linger and will be cherished forever. Vadrian, you will always be in our hearts.
Visitation Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, from 4:00 PM until 6:45 PM. Celebratory service at 7:00 PM. The family ask that masks be worn. A second memorial service will be held at Vadrian’s childhood home in West Salem, Wisconsin, in June.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the JDRF or the Wisconsin Lions Camp.