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Allen Zielke

February 9, 1934 — December 23, 2016

Allen Zielke


Allen John Zielke, 82 of Bridgman passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph.

A funeral service will be held 1 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1733 W. Glendora Road, Buchanan, with Reverend Thomas Brazinsky officiating. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday from 11-1 PM at the church. Burial will be in Weesaw Twp. Cemetery, Buchanan. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Allen was born February 9, 1934 in Buchanan, the son of the late John C. And Elizabeth (Busick) Zielke. On August 15, 1953 he married Rose Marie Nelson. Allen worked alongside his dad on the Zielke family farm and in his later years retired from the Berrien County Intermediate School District (Berrien RESA). He graduated from New Troy High School in 1953, was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glendora and enjoyed listening to Elvis. He has been a Reserve Deputy with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department in the 1960-70's.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Rose, two daughters: Sandy (Bob) Jackson and Linda (Buzz) Ott; two sons: Gerald and Steve Zielke; grandchildren: Matt Zielke, Crystal Fouts, Jerred Zielke, Lucas Zielke, Kellie Saddler and Brandon Jackson; great grandchildren: Noah Zielke, Micah Fouts, Kalen and Shaylee Saddler, Jayce and Jeric Jackson; a sister: Shirley (John) Olson, along with nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Allen was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah.

Visitation

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ,Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Glendora
1733 Glendora Road Buchanan, MI 49107

Funeral Service

1:00 PM ,Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Glendora
1733 Glendora Road Buchanan, MI 49107

Commital Service

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Weesaw Township Cemetery
Cleveland Avenue Buchanan, MI 49107
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