Jack D. Zedaker

May 13, 1933 ‒ September 28, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jack D. Zedaker, age 86, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on May 13, 1933 in Buffalo, Ohio the son of Kenneth and Vera (Wilson) Zedaker.  Jack proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955.  He retired in 1996 from the Continental Can Company.

Jack was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027, Amvets Post #95 and Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.  He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #760.  Jack enjoyed fishing, but most important to him was quality time spent with his family.  He coached Little League for many years and was always involved in his children’s activities.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce (Hayner) Zedaker; his children, Wendy (George) Tinkham of Howard, JD (Marie) Zedaker of Fort Myers, Florida, Linda (Gary) Vance of Mount Vernon, Patti (Jeffrey) Spence of Fredericktown and John (Sabrina Ary) Zedaker of Howard; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and a brother, Jerry Zedaker of Hemlock, Michigan.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Zedaker; great grandchildren, Caleb Zedaker, Garrett Vance and Sonja Zedaker; a brother, Carroll Zedaker and a sister, Neva Buchler.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday beginning at 12 noon at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jack D. Zedaker.


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  • Wendy: I am so sorry for the loss of your father! I know you have countless wonderful memories. Draw on those memories to carry you through your grief and know that Jesus welcomed him with open arms!

  • Joyce im so sorry to hear this he was my favorite at the vfw for many years . Prayers to you and your family .

  • Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss of Jack. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love Barbara Chadwick!

  • Joyce, JD, Wendy, Linda, Patti, and John, I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce, you and Jack absorbed us into your family, becoming Grandma and Grandpa to Daniel, for which I will be eternally grateful. Both of Daniel’s grandpas were gone before he was born, so Jack meant so much to us. You all will be in my prayers for comfort and solace. Love you all, my 2nd family.

    Nanci Brady

  • Joyce and the Zedaker family, Larry and I are so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Wish we could be there with you. Will be thinking about you all at this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all.
    Michael, Bev, and Glenna Swingley

  • aunt joyce and all my cousins so very sorry to hear about uncle jacks passing he was a great man amd my favorite uncle took me fishing when I was young he will be deeply missed