Jedadiah Dean "Jed" ZILLMER
04/22/1990 - 02/11/2014
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ZILLMER, Jedadiah Dean "Jed" (Age 23) Passed away February 11, 2014 in Spokane Valley. Jed was born April 22, 1990 in Spokane to Brian Ponder and Brandi Zillmer. He was a student at Spokane Falls Community College pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and computer science. He was a Purple Heart recipient that served in Afghanistan. He was an infantry sniper in C Troop 1/32 Cavalry 1st Brigade, with the 101st Airborne Division. Jed and Katie were married July 5, 2011 in Clarksville, TN. He worked as a Veteran Resource Officer at SFCC. He had a lifelong dream to fix and renovate his own home. He loved working on computers, cars and house projects. He spent much of his time outdoors hiking, adventuring, biking, running and exploring. Jed helped and inspired every person he ever met. Jedadiah was a loving and dedicated husband, son, brother and friend. He won a Chase Youth Award for helping fix and build computers for low income families. Jed is survived by his wife Katie Zillmer; his parents; sister Jazmine Zillmer; brothers Jeremiah Zillmer and Ty Ford; grandparents Lorraine Pewitt, Roger Zillmer and Elaine Ponder; other family Christina, Derrick, Joshua, Justin and Jamie Brooks. Memorial Service 11AM, Monday, February 17, 2014 at Heritage Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to assist with Jed's dream project to finish his house project %Heritage Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be held at the WA State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

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March 15, 2014
We'll catch up with you. Make us a place.

Vietnam Vet
Firebase Atlanta 1970.
March 14, 2014
RIP Hero fly with the angels.
Lois Lenzo
March 14, 2014
So sad. There are no words. Praying for you soldier.
Mr. And Mrs. Espinosa
March 14, 2014
Our most heartfelt sympathies..deepest respect for this young Hero and your family.

Chris & Christina Van Male
March 12, 2014
Goodbye Jed
March 2, 2014
I love you Jed and i will always miss you.
Jamie Brooks
March 2, 2014
chris Brooks
February 27, 2014
An angel has gone home. You were a hero for all of us and loved by so many. May you rest in peace.
Sabrina Temple
February 22, 2014
miss ya kid. u will always b with me in my heart. r.i.p. D
February 22, 2014
Rip Jed
Ann Boothe
February 22, 2014
Missing and loving you Jed... you are forever a shining light in our lives .. Rest peacefully my beautiful cousin ... xxoo
Paulie Calabrese
February 18, 2014
Rest in Paradise Jed...You were a Hero & loved by many!!
Melanie Ponder
February 17, 2014
RIP Jed - May those who loved you be comforted by all the good memories they were able to share.
Rhonda Rawson
February 16, 2014
Lori Waters-Powell
February 16, 2014
I'll always think of you with love and admiration.
February 16, 2014
Jedadiah was obviously a tender-hearted warrior. We are proud that he had the courage to stand and fight for our freedom on the battlefields! God hold you close as you live each minute, experiencing a sense of peace, even amidst all of the questions you must have.
February 16, 2014
You will be missed RIP......
Erik Bocook
February 16, 2014
2008- Jeds senior year in high school
Jazmine Zillmer
February 16, 2014
Jazmine Zillmer
February 15, 2014
Rest in peace
Kevin Brooks
February 15, 2014
I am so sorry for your sons death. He seems to have had a loving and gentle heart despite how he died. May God give you peace.
February 15, 2014
Thank you for your service to our Country and to our Community. May you be at peace. God Bless
Joann Simmons
February 15, 2014
Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.
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