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Jack L. Zornes

August 5, 1954 — November 20, 2023


Jack L. Zornes

Jack L. Zornes, 69, died early Monday, November 20, 2023 at his home after a year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

He was born in Kenton on August 5, 1954 to the late Thomas M. and Wanda L (Gibson) Zornes. Jack graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1972 to 1973. He then worked for the City of Bucyrus for 28 years, driving garbage trucks for 25 years and, before that, as a dog warden and utility person. Jack married Lori England on August 4, 1984.

Jack will be remembered for his love of sports and competition. He rooted for the Buckeyes and Browns and he could make a competition out of nearly anything. His competitive nature likely bought him more time on earth (“Two months to live? I’ll show them”). His last summer was spent doing what he loved most: spending time with his family and lake friends at Mikes Bay Front Campground where he fished and enjoyed drives.

Jack is survived by his bride of 39 years, Lori Zornes; daughter Kristie (Steve) Cazzell and their children Mackenzie and Jaxon Cazzell, daughter Jessica Zornes (Bryce Bloomfield) and their children Jayden Yetter and Bronson Bloomfield, and daughter Lindsay Zornes (fiancé Brandon Dalrymple) and their daughter Tori Dalrymple. Jack’s children from a previous marriage, son Scott (Micole) Zornes and his children Raziel and Zadkiel and daughter Brandy (Rob) Greer and her children, Meagan and Matthew. Also surviving brothers, Dan (Monica) Zornes and Randy (Tammy) Zornes and several cousins including Linda (Jim) Bassett with whom he was especially close. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a close aunt and uncle, Betty and Loyd Butler; cousin, Lisa Butler Gifford; and niece, Shumana Zornes.

All services will take place at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus where the Zornes family wants to celebrate Jack’s life more than mourning his death. Friends are encouraged to wear their favorite Buckeyes or Browns apparel and promise to get everyone home in time for The Game’s kickoff. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 24 from 4-7 pm. His funeral will be on Saturday at 10:00 am where his best friend since childhood, John Schnabel, will officiate and those gathered are asked to share a favorite Jack story. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by the US Army Honor Guard and Bucyrus Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Jack’s family is extremely grateful for his oncologist, Dr. Ewa Mrozek, being his biggest champion and keeping him around for as long as she could and the nurses and staff of the Marion Cancer Center for their kindness while treating him.

Donations to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the funeral home to help with expenses are appreciated. Memories and photos can be shared on the guestbook.

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Friday, November 24, 2023

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

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