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Joshua S.

Joshua Steven Zellmer

Joshua Steven Zellmer was called to his heavenly home with family at his side on September 30, 2015. Though now in the safety of heaven he will be sorely missed by his loved ones. The son of Steven and Nona Zellmer, Josh was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 21, 1978 and that same day became a baptized child of God. Shortly thereafter Josh and his family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where Josh enjoyed a happy childhood with his older sister Annie and younger brother Micah. He especially liked camping in the mountains with his family. In 1992 the family moved back to the Milwaukee area where Josh graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School. He received an undergraduate degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2001. He also earned master’s degrees in history and library science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Josh was privileged to spend a year in China teaching English as a second language at the University of Beijing. He worked in guest services at Discovery World in Milwaukee. Josh was an avid reader and could usually be found with a book in hand.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Steve and Nona Zellmer, sister Annie and brother-in law, Bill Holmes, brother Micah and sister-in-law Hollie, his nephew Everett and niece Chloe.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Waukesha, WI at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, October 3rd. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to either Trinity Lutheran School in Waukesha or Wisconsin Lutheran High School.

Past Comments

Wayne Fischer

My wife and I taught with Steve at Wisco. May the Lord’s promise of life after life because of Jesus be with Steve and Nona and the rest of the family.

Pastor Wayne and Mary Fischer

Laura williams

I was so saddended to hear of Joshs passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I went to wisco with Josh. I know he is rejoicing with our savior but my heart is sad for all his loved ones who will miss him dearly. May you hold comfort in knowing he is tucked away in our lords arms!

annie sweet

Lit a candle in memory of Joshua S. Zellmer

Julie Cudahy

Lit a candle in memory of Joshua S. Zellmer

Mackenzie Spoelma

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time. Thanks be to our Lord that this is not a forever goodbye. We are all too familiar with loosing someone too soon, but hold on to Jesus as that’s the only thing that gets you through. I’m sure Amanda is showing him around in Heaven. Look forward to the day when we all reunited. Love, your Colorado friends, the Mielke’s (Jon, Dawn, Mackenzie)

"Mr. Big Dave" Hochmuth

Steve, Nona, Annie, Micah: God be with you in your loss while you celebrate Josh’s ultimate victory.

We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. (1 Th 4:14)

Patrick Steele

Josh was a student of mine at WLC… It was a joy to have him in class and to see him work on any given project. Prayers for all of you who were part of his life. I know he made an impact on my life. God Bless!

Heather Paul

I taught with Josh in China. He was always kind to me. I am praying for peace for your family and send my sympathy.

Tricia Sadler

My heart is breaking for you all dear Zellmer family. Josh and Annie were my first non- family babysitting job. I pray for swiftly healing hearts and the constant comfort that we will all see each other again in heaven. Much love, Tricia Joy (Sadler)

Annie Holmes

My little brother, I know you’re just in the other room reading, because heaven really is only a room away. I love you so very much and will forever and always treasure the times we had as roomates and travel buddies. Weird Al is our jam and the Crystal Palace will always be our special place at Disney. While it hurts so much not to see you here, I know we will be together in heaven in the blink of an eye. I love you Josh.


One Comment

  1. David Melton February 1, 2020 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Joshua was my classmate in school. I liked him and was saddened to learn he had died. He was a good kid and will be missed.

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