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Former Door County Treasurer Jay Zahn remembered for community involvement

A former Door County treasurer is being remembered for his community involvement and engaging personality.  Jay Zahn of Sturgeon Bay passed away on Monday at the age of 66.  Having served as the Door County treasurer for 30 years, Zahn was elected in 1991 and retired in 2021 having served as the president of the State Treasurer’s Association.

A 1975 graduate of Sevastopol High School, Zahn is remembered by former elementary teacher and long-time friend Larry Maas as a great person who was very active in the community, especially with the Miss Door County Scholarship Program.




According to his obituary, Zahn was a member of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees, received a Volunteer Service Award from the Kidney Foundation, was a member of the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club, the treasurer of the Sevastopol School Board for 9 years, treasurer of the Miss Door County program, and was president of the Door County Historical Society.

Funeral services for Jay Zahn will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6th.  You can read Zahn’s full obituary here

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