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Obituary (FL): Ernest Jerome Zellmer '44

Posted on 08/31/2018

Ernest J. "Zeke" Zellmer

Ernest "Zeke" J. Zellmer, Naval Academy graduate and WWII submarine officer passed away at the age of 97 on 27 August, 2018. He also served his country in the intelligence community - CIA, NSA, and the Department of the Navy for decades. Zeke served his Lutheran churches throughout his life in leadership positions.

He was preceded in death by his first two wives, Babs and Lois. Zeke is survived by his wife Beverly, six children, four step-children, 17 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors some time in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cavalla Historical Foundation, 601 Tremont Street, Galveston, TX 77550. Please visit our online Tribute at Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Sept. 2, 2018