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John Paul Zielke

John Paul Zielke

John Paul Zielke, age 70, passed away on February 3, 2021 at his residence in West Valley City, Utah due to End Stage Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on September 12, 1950 in Benton Harbor Michigan to Lorna Ellen Carter and Paul Frederick Zielke. He Married Karen Warner His sweetheart of 50 years on June 4, 1971. John was the controller or Chief Financial Officer for several companies and gave 25 years of service to Growers Transplanting in Salinas California. He loved music, family history and golfing. Family meant everything to him. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John is survived by his wife Karen, and their children, Michael, Sherilyn, Joel, Paul and Randall, his mother Lorna van Komen, 4 sisters and 4 brothers. John and his wife Karen have 19 Grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Thursday February 11, at 11AM. Entombment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, under the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

John’s funeral will be webcast over the church’s setup.  Friends and family that would like to attend by the webcast can do by accessing the following link.

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