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John “Jack” Zahn

July 8, 1954 - January 24, 2021


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    Julie Girten says

    I am so sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. I had the privilege of working with him on the board of Tri-state Business Group on Health. I am grateful for having that opportunity – he was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time.

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    Bill Vieth says

    To Randy, Terry, Kevin, Patti, Jim, Stephanie and the entire Zahn family. I am so saddened to hear of Jack’s passing and have fond memories of the Zahn family going back to Grandpa Randy, Walter and Joan. As Jack’s soccer coach at U.E. I remember his happy personality and glad to read that he coached his kids in various sports, including soccer. He certainly did have a big personality. He was joyous with a laughing personality and like his Dad, loved telling stories. While I know you’ll miss Jack your memories of the fun times will be long-lasting.
    May he RIP
    Bill Vieth

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    Franciena says

    My sincere condolences to the family.May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. Acts 24:15

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John “Jack” Zahn, 66, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2021 in Newburgh, Indiana surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Belleville, Illinois to his parents, Walter and Joan (Budde) Zahn, on July 8, 1954.

Jack graduated from U of E in 1978. During his time there, he played for the U of E soccer team as the defensive captain. He went on to serve as the CFO for local manufacturing companies, Uniseal Inc. (for over 30 years), Brake Supply Co Inc, and SealCorpUSA, Inc. He enjoyed woodworking, collecting coins, and collecting stamps. Jack was even President of the Evansville Stamp Club. He loved sports such as soccer, basketball, and golf, and coached his kids and grandkids in these activities. Jack loved to travel and he especially enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Canada with his family, which will be greatly missed by all who joined him. Jack loved all animals, especially his fur babies, Zoey and Little Jack. Jack had a big personality with an outstanding sense of humor. He loved telling animated stories and laughing with family and friends. Jack was truly a family man and a fantastic father. He was dearly loved by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jack had a huge, kind heart. He always made a positive impact on the lives of the people he met. He volunteered for the United Way and served on the board of directors. He was also a member of the Keel Club and was the chairman of the Pacesetters through the United Way. He served on the board of the Evansville Business Group on Health as the treasurer. Jack was a deeply selfless person and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Preceding Jack in death are his parents, Walter and Joan (Budde) Zahn and his son, Bob Cotton.

Surviving Jack is his wife, Pamela (Melchior) Zahn; his son, Brian Zahn and his children, Luke, Michael, and Camryn; his son, Bill (Jennifer) Zahn and their children, Lincoln and Amalia “Molly”; his daughter, Candy Cotton and her children, Jordan (Tiffany) Cobb and Caden Schauss; his great-grandchildren, Jaden and Bella Cobb; his siblings, Randy (Debbie) Zahn, Terry (Linda) Zahn, Kevin Zahn, Patti (Rod) Hicks, Jim (Janet) Zahn, and Stephani (John) Catt; and his dear friends, Billy and Barbara Ann Dodge, and Rick Rehrman.

The family would like to give a special thanks Deaconess Gateway for their loving care of Jack during his time there.

Visitation will be held at Sunset Funeral Home on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 11am to 1pm. The service will immediately follow at 1pm. The service will be livestreamed via Zoom.US. Please call Sunset 812.477.5316 for login details.