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ZENK, JR., JOHN CARL Sept. 11, 1921 – May 5, 2014 Mr. John Carl Zenk, Jr., aged 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 5, 2014. John (Johnny) was a proud World War II Army Veteran where he served as an Aerial Engineer. John was a man devoted to his county. He was a longtime member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where he attended faithfully with a servant’s heart. Surviving are his brother, Bob (Marcia) Zenk; children, Peggy (Mike) Greenfield, and Allen (Jean) Zenk; grandchildren, Eric (Amy) Greenfield, Lisa Zenk, Andrew Zenk, Katie (Aaron) Boe; two great-granddaughters, Anna Greenfield and London Boe and two great-grandsons, Jacob Greenfield and Hunter Boe; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion May Zenk and parents, John and Reva Zenk. Memorial services are at 4 PM Friday, May 9th at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4301 Ambrose Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 3-4 PM. Light refreshments will follow the service. Instead of flowers, John would have appreciated memorial donations to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Mary Cooper on May 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    So sad to hear of Johnny’s passing but happy that he and Marion will be reunited at last. I will always remember their devotion to each other.

    May the special memories of Johnny (and Marion too) live inside your hearts forever.

    Mary Cooper (former ACCD director)

  2. Tom & Janet Cable on May 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    We have so many happy memories of Johnny and Marion. We rejoice that they are back together. Johnny was such a wonderful role model. His quiet, hard-working and loving nature was so comforting and such an inspiration. We are all better people for having known both of them.
    Tom & Janet

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