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Monday February 10th, 2014
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Wayne L. Zielke

Wayne L. Zielke, 88, of Antwerp passed away at home on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Wayne was born in Briceton on October 31, 1925, a son of the late Bertha (Mabis) and Paul  Zielke.

Wayne helped others farm after high school then began farming for himself in 1956. He also worked at Grizzly Manufacturing, Dana Weatherhead and Challenge Cook.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where he was active in the church choir and was a volunteer for the Lutheran Brotherhood and Thrivent for Lutherans.  He was also a member of the Antwerp Conservation Club, Hicksville Eagles and New Haven Navy Club.

Wayne loved his family but also enjoyed fishing, gardening and camping.

On Dec. 25, 1952 Wayne married Mary Jane Gilbert.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary Jane; children, Jerry (Sue) & John (Darlene) all of Antwerp & Nancy (Del) McClain of Monroeville, IN; 7 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death are a grandson, John; siblings, Marietta Harper, Clara Dye, Ruth, Alvin, Carl, Ray and Paul.

Viewing is Monday, 4 - 8 pm  at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.

His funeral service is at St. John Lutheran Church, 09088 Openlander Rd, Sherwood, at 10 am on Tuesday, February 11th, with viewing one hour prior.

Memorials are to St. John Church or St. John Choir.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Dear Zielke family,
Thinking of you during this time of loss.  It's hard for those of us left behind and Jerry, so many of us have lost parents now!  Cherish those wonderful family memories.

Linda (Zuber) Hankinson Feb 12 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Mary Jane,
I was so sorry to read of Wayne's passing. He always had the greatest smile and disposition. Was so glad to have known both of you through Thrivent. I know you will miss him, but so happy for him to be with his savior, Jesus.
Love to you,

shirley lamb keller Feb 11 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy and family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I work with Nancy and I know how close she is with her parents and what a good daughter is to them, always there to help them out any way she can.  

My prayers are with you Nancy,  and your family.

Pam Van Feb 10 2014 12:00 AM

Mary Jane & familya

You have our deepest sympathy.  May you be consoled by each other and by your deep faith in god.

Steve & Nancy Derck Feb 10 2014 12:00 AM

Mary Jane and family, Sorry to read of Wayne's death, We have had both of you on the prayer list at Mount Calvary for several months. God bless you and the family. Helen

Helen Livingston Feb 10 2014 12:00 AM

Mary Jane and family, so very sorry for your loss.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.  We cherish all our good memories of Wayne.

Jean and Carol Gilbert and family

Jean and Carol Gilbert Feb 9 2014 12:00 AM

To the Zielke Family,

Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Wayne was a good neighbor for nearly 30 years. We will miss him. God bless you all.

Kevin and Laura Woodcox

Kevin and Laura Woodcox Feb 9 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Mary Jane, Jerry and others......was saddened to learn of your Husband and Father's death.  He was a good man, had a great smile and will be missed....but fondly remembered.  He certainly lived a very 'full' life.  You folks have my sympathy.  Jim Hooker, Mesa, AZ

Jim Hooker Feb 8 2014 12:00 AM