Jonathan P. Ziesemer, 26, Cedar Knob, R&R worker

By on October 30, 2013

Jonathan P. "Jon" Ziesemer, 26, of Manheim, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 26, at his home.

He was born in Ephrata to Anthony and Barbara Ann (Mellinger) Ziesemer of Lititz.

Jon worked for Cedar Knob Construction, Bowmansville, and previously for R&R Builders for eight years. He enjoyed family gatherings, target shooting and muscle cars.

In addition to his parents, Jon is survived by his paternal grandmother: Doreen Martin of Ladysmith, Wis.; two brothers: Nathan (Cathy) Ziesemer of Ephrata; David (Shannon) Ziesemer of Ephrata; six sisters: Anna (Brett) Hall of Reinholds; Esther (David) Leisey of Ephrata; Lois (Eddie) Stauffer of Beavertown; Rachel (Michael) Quan of Concord, Calif., Rhoda (Nelson) Snyder of Grenada, West Indies; Ruth Ziesemer of Lititz; 24 nieces and nephews and his girlfriend: Evalyn Forney.

A viewing will be held Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. with Bishop Larry Weaver, Mel Martin, Edwin Shirk and Darrell Musser officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jon’s memory may be made to Olive Branch Mennonite Missions, 87 Mountain Road, Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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