Alva “Al” Ray Zollar, 77 of Durand, IL died at 7:20 pm Friday December 20, 2013 at home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n He was born January 26, 1936 in Trenton, Missouri the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oren and Mildred (Wilson) Zollar. He graduated from Trenton High School. Married to the former Nancy Houghton in Durand, IL on June 2, 1965. Al was employed as a supervisor by Barber Coleman for 39 years and Dean Foods for 6 years. Ray also farmed for most of his life. \r\r\n\r\r\n He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, woodworking, landscaping and working the fields. The family wished to extend a heartfelt thank you to VNS Hospice and staff, especially Rich, Madelyn and Brianna for all their compassion and loving care given to Ray. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include: spouse Nancy Zollar; Son Randall (Mary) Zollar all of Durand, IL; daughter Cheri (John) Boudin of Byron, IL; son Michael (Gina) Zollar of Durand, IL; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters Nola Fay Lathorp of Carlisle, IA; Velma Lee (Richard) Davis of Des Moines, IA; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents, daughter Debra Richey, brother Theodore Zollar, brother in law Norman Lathorp. \r\r\n\r\r\n A funeral ceremony will be held at 12:00 pm Thursday December 26, 2013 in McCorkle Funeral Home – Durand Chapel 101 Main St Durand, IL with Pastor Larry Froemming of Bethany Lutheran Church of Brodhead, WI. Burial will be in Durand Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until time of funeral Thursday. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial is being established.