Jackie Blaine ZehWritten by Theresa Rose on July 27, 2015
Jackie Blaine Zeh, 66, of rural Bonaparte died at 3:45 P.M. Friday July 24, 2015 at home. He was born May 20, 1949 in Ft. Madison to Jacob E. and Ruby Atwell Zeh, grew up in rural Hancock County, IL and graduated from Warsaw, IL Community High School in 1968. He served in the U.S. Navy March 5, 1969 to March 4. 1975 including service as a Commissary Man Basic (chef/cook) aboard USS Cadmus. He was honorably discharged and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Jack married Lynda R. Snyder on September 17, 1978 in La Harpe, IL. They lived in various locations including Abilene, KS where they ministered in song at nursing homes and churches. His final years have been spent in the Bonaparte community with his faithful wife. They attended various churches including Four Square Gospel Church in Abilene, KS and Hillsboro, IA Christian Church. Jack enjoyed breaking, training and riding horses, singing gospel music, hunting and fishing.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jaquelyn (Jackie) Zeh in Florida, four step-sons, Dustin Wamsley of Gladstone, IL, John and James Cameron both of La Harpe, IL and Norman Cameron of West Burlington and a step-daughter, Tabitha Wamsley Loper of Burlington. Also surviving are three brothers, Gary Zeh of West Plains, MO, Brennen Zeh of Niota, IL and Kenneth Brown of Mt. Pleasant, five sisters, Stella Byrd of Tyler, TX, Sue Henson of Niota, IL, Barbara Black of Farmington, Pamela Zeh of Niota, IL and Debra Armstrong of Donnellson, a step-brother, Michael Evans of Burlington, 16 grandchildren and a great-grandson. His parents and a step-daughter Rhonda Morris preceded him in death.
Jacks body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday July 28, 2015 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Pastor Jim Luder, HCI Hospice Chaplain and Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Visitation with family present will be 10-11A.M. at the funeral home prior to the service. Private burial of cremains will be at a later date. Military honors by Sargent-Osweiler Post No. 563 American Legion, Bonaparte will follow the service. Memorials to the family to assist with final expenses may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 32493 235th Road, Bonaparte, IA 52620.