James Zelmer

james zelmer
ZELMER, James J. - of Ocala, Florida, formerly of St. Charles, Michigan, age 75, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Woodland Hospice House in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Funeral services will be held 1PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home in Saginaw. Burial to follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Chaplain Jodie Diehl officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11AM until the time of service at 1PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Woodland Hospice House. James was born February 8, 1942 in Reese, Michigan to the late Ferdinand and Julia (Birkner) Zelmer. Surviving are: Wife, Edna Zelmer; Sisters: Linda (Earl) Bott of Chesaning and Beverly Volker of Merrill; Sister-in-law, Becky Zelmer of St. Louis and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Colleen on March 28, 2006; Brothers: John Zelmer and Ronald Zelmer; Sister, Sharon Chinivere, and Brother-in-law, Richard Volker. Please sign our guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at www.reitzherzberg.com. Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home (989) 790-2440 To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of James Zelmer, please visit our Tribute Store.

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  1. Edna, love you much and will be thinking of you. I am babysitting our great granddaughter on Wednesday or Bud and I would be there. Hope to stay in touch and see you soon.

  2. Ends Jim was so happy when he Met you he said his life was so happy. I’m so glad we got to meet you. We’re so sorry for your loss. And I’m going to Jim. He was a wonderful Cousin . God bless.

  3. Edna, even though we can not be with you on Wednesday we are there with you in our hearts and prayers. Wrap yourself in the presence of your family and the thoughts of those who truly care, you are loved and Jim will be missed.
    Lisa and Dave
    Matt, Crystal, Everly and Preslee
    Angie and Josh

  4. My sincere condolences to the family. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories and the God of all comfort. 1Peter 5:7

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