Ezekiel John Jonas, 20


Ezekiel “Zeke” John Jonas, 20, of Manitowish Waters, passed unexpectedly on Aug. 1st, 2013. He was born in Woodruff on Nov. 20, 1992, to Bruce and René Jonas. He graduated from Lakeland Union High School in 2011. Zeke was employed with Folsom Farms Cranberry Marsh in Manitowish Waters and was an integral part of the daily cranberry marsh operations. He was also employed at the Aberdeen Lodge in Manitowish Waters. In the off-season, he was a member of the Matt Ritchie Motorsports Race Team as a chassis technician.

Zeke was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a proud lifetime sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. His love of watersports involved him in the Plum Skeeters Waterski Team, where he enjoyed taking part in the barefooting line, pyramid and doubles. When Zeke was not skiing, you could still find him boating with friends and family.

Zeke was a craftsman with skills beyond his years. He was passionate about woodworking, welding and taxidermy. Other hobbies Zeke enjoyed were snowmobiling, four wheeling, motocross, pond hockey, football and golfing, amongst many other activities. Zeke was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Jonas, and is survived by his mother, René Jonas (Brian Rayala); siblings Brittany (Matt Schultz), Zachariah, Lyndsey (Bruno Borowczyk), Natalie, (Ty and Travis Rayala); and Zeke’s beloved dog Emma. He is further survived by grandparents Don and Kay Jonas and family, along with grandparents Lynn and Margaret Kirsteatter and family.

Funeral services for Zeke will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Faith Free Evangelical Church in Woodruff. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ezekiel Jonas Memorial Fund established at the River Valley Bank.

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Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.