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Jerry L. Zellmer
Sept. 13, 1939 - Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on Feb. 15, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.

ELKHART — Jerry Lee Zellmer, 74, of Elkhart passed away at 3:41 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in his residence.

He was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Lester and Gertrude (Reed) Zellmer.

Jerry is survived by two daughters, Danielle Zellmer of Elkhart and Lauri (Chris) Waidner of Bremen; three sons, Steve (Amber) Zellmer, Christopher (Andrea) Zellmer and Cary Zellmer, all of Bremen; seven grandchildren, Reid, Ryan, Shelby, Jeff and Jessica Zellmer, and Lia and Emma Waidner, all of Bremen; three stepgrandsons, Anthony Tackla of South Bend and Matthew and Nicholas Reese, both of Bremen; and one sister, Judy (Brit) Murphey of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jeff Zellmer.

Jerry worked as a loan manager at First State Bank in Bremen, in the auto industry and at Century Foam as a laborer. Jerry served in the National Guard and was a member of Knights of Columbus and Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, playing golf and horseback riding.

Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society.