Steven J. Zielke

November 20, 1960 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 57)

Steven J. Zielke, born November 2, 1960, age 57, passed away at his home in Palm Harbor, FL on August 28, 2018 after a long battle with a brain tumor.

He is survived by his partner of 19 years Ernie Martin; his loving parents Richard and Theresa Zielke of Plainfield, IL; his brother Michael (Cheryl) Zielke of Marengo, IL; and two sisters Joyce (Gary) Janssen of Joliet, IL and Susan (Glen) Hoffmann of Plainfield, IL; his seven nieces and nephews, Melanie, Nicholas, Lauren, Ashley, Madelyn, Andrew and Joseph; a great-niece Vivian and great-nephew Jaxson; his loving Aunt Virginia Handzel and her children Barbara and Bob as well as many other cousins.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be most appreciated.

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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