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John E. Zinner

October 8, 1955 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 66)

Obituary

John E. Zinner

October 8, 1955 – January 4, 2022

 

John Earl Zinner, 66, of Taylor, formerly of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, in Beaumont Hospital in Taylor after a brief battle with Coronavirus disease.

 

Born October 8, 1955, in Monroe, the son of John Ledyard and LaDonna (Danz) Zinner. John was baptized into the Catholic faith on October 23, 1955, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Monroe and confirmed on April 10, 1965, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Monroe.  John attended Jefferson Schools before enlisting in the U.S. Army in October of 1973. He served his country for three years at Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii.

 

After attending Henry Ford College in Dearborn, John became a journeyman high voltage electrician.  John worked as a high voltage electrician at numerous factories in the Detroit and Monroe areas, including Rouge Steel and most recently Ford Motor Company in Taylor. 

 

Throughout his years, John lived life to its fullest.  When he was younger, he enjoyed riding ATVs and off-road motorcycles with his young children, building bon fires with his family, growing a large garden, and fishing on Lakes Erie, Huron, and Michigan.  For the last several years, John vacationed up north on Muskallonge Lake near Lake Superior where he enjoyed relaxing with family and friends.  John was an avid rock hunter—forever searching for Petoskey stones and Agates along the shores of the Great Lakes. John loved to tinker with cooking, guns, motors, motorcycles and the stock market.  However, John would most probably want to be remembered for his love of the Lord and his country. 

 

To cherish his memory, John leaves five children:  John Krzeminski of Newport, Barbara (Chris) Kiger of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John R. Zinner of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, Andrew Zinner and Matthew Zinner of Monroe; three granddaughters: Karleigh Marie Zinner of Monroe and Kaylee Ann and Kenzi Rae Kiger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four sisters:  Deborah (Timothy) Whited of Kirkwood, Missouri, Diana Heil of Monroe, Jeanne (Ronald) Smith of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Joanne (Alex) MacDonald of Livonia; several nieces and nephews, and many other family members, friends, and co-workers.

 

The funeral service for John will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monroe. John will lie instate at 10:00 am with the funeral mass beginning at 11:00 am. Officiating is Fr. Guy Snyder. Burial will follow immediately at Roselawn Memorial Park.

 

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

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Services

Instate
Friday
January 7, 2022

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
511 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161

Funeral Mass
Friday
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
511 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161

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