Jon Frederick Zech, resident of New Baltimore, died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on January 23, 2014. He was 68 years of age.
Jon was born in Highland Park, Michigan on July 12, 1945, a son of Virgil and Eileen (Krenz) Zech. He was united in marriage to his beloved wife LaRue Veness in 1994. Jon retired as a manger in 2009 from the State of Michigan of St. Clair County after more than thirty years with the Department of State. He was a writer and belonged to several writers’ groups, including Detroit Working Writes and Michigan Genre Writers. His books, Buck & Tangee, God’s Wife and Sparks were published by Woodward Press. Jon’s short stories have been published in various journals, including Short Story America Anthology. They have won awards through Glimmer Train Journal, Springfed Arts and Short Story America. Jon also recorded his stories as spoken word through Podomatic.com. He also enjoyed wood working. Jon was a brilliant man who loved life and loved the Lord. He touched an innumerable number of hearts and lives, and the compassion and friendship that Jon extended to others was a blessing to all who knew him. He remains steadfast in our hearts and minds and will forever be loved and missed.
Jon is survived by his wife, LaRue Zech. He loved his step-children Jen Pyeatt and Frank and Lori Knebler and siblings, Michael LeLonde, Gwen Mahoney and Sue Boone.
Visitation in Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Sunday 2pm – 8pm, Monday 1pm – 8pm. A funeral will be held in Lakeside Assembly of God, 46155 Schoenherr Rd, Shelby Twp. 11am Tuesday with additional visitation at 10am
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