John Devon Zolman, of Claypool, passed away unexpectedly at 7:05 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at his residence at the age of 44.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1976, in Fort Wayne, to Fred Gene Zolman and Betty Jean Williamson Zolman. John was a newlywed, recently married on Dec. 19, 2020, to Kay Ann Saint Zolman.

John was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where he graduated from Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw, in 1996.  He was a proud truck driver his entire life until his health forced his retirement. John was a volunteer as a first responder throughout the county. He loved to spend time with his family and his grandkids. He will forever be loved and remembered by his family and friends.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kay Ann (Saint) Zolman, Claypool; son, Jacob Zolman, Warsaw; daughter, Rebekah Zolman, Warsaw; four stepchildren: Jonathan Mishoe, Warsaw; and Jazzmine, Ariel and Gene Denz, Claypool; and two grandchildren: Emma and Jaxson.  Also surviving are two brothers: David (Angela) Zolman, Pierceton; and Daniel (Angie) Zolman, Warsaw; and many nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Betty Zolman.           

John’s life will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Tom Bradford. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.  


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