Zvonimir was born January 2, 1939 in Prisoje near Tomislavgrad
where he finished grade school and graduated high school in
Visoko. He joined the Franciscan Order in 1959 in Kraljeva
Sutjeska. He studied philosophy and theology in Sarajevo and
Ljubljana. Fr. Zvonimir was ordained on July 10, 1967 in Sarajevo.
He immigrated to the United States in 1967 and spent some
time in Dayton, Ohio. He was associate pastor at St. Mary's
Parish in Steelton (1968-1971) and at Sacred Heart in Chicago
(1971-1976). Fr. Zvonimir was then named pastor at St. Francis
in Windsor (1976-1995). where he built a new church, hall
and rectory. He was then pastor at St. Jerome's in Chicago
(1995-1997). From 1997 to 2004 he was pastor at Holy Family
in Kitchener, and from July 2004 until 2010 he was pastor in London.
In 2010, Fr. Zvonko he became pastor at St. Lucy, Troy, MI, and at the beginning of 2011 he retired and resides at St. Anthony Friary in Chicago. On two different
occasions he was on the Custodial Board (1979-1982; 1982-1985).