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David Earl Zellers

July 19, 1948 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

David Zellers Obituary

David E. Zellers, 75, of Terre Haute, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 10, 2023, after battling Pancreatic cancer.  He was born July 19, 1948, to Earle Dewayne Zelleres and Mary Belle Zellers.  David was a 1966 graduate of Hymera High School, being the last person to graduate at the school.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Alexander-Zellers, daughter Pamela Manuel (Jim) of Sullivan, son David G. Zellers of Shelburn, brother Tim Zellers, sister Mary Lou Zellers, sisters in law Margie (Crecelius) Zellers and Nancy McCannon; brother in law Jerry Kilzer (Bonnie), beloved grandchildren Elizbeth Turpin, Kimbrel Manuel, and Isaiah Manuel; great grandchildren Johnny Turpin, and Judynne Turpin.  David is also survived by bonus children from marriage to Jan; Scott Lidster of Terre Haute, Dustin Lidster of Terre Haute, Megan Wilson (Lummie) of Terre Haute, and Ashley Mojica (Josh) and grandchildren Ales, Addison, and J.T. Mojica of Elkhart, Indiana.  He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Juday, and brother Michael Zellers.

David was married to Judith Rose Kilzer from 1968 until her passing in 2009.  He met Jan Alexander-Zellers in 2017 and they married in June of 2020.  Together they joined Blackhawk Community Church in 2021.  They enjoyed being members of this community and believers.  David served his country in the Army Reserves.  He worked at JI Case for 20 years, until they closed, as well as the Black Beauty Coal Mine for 17 years.  David loved to do anything that would take him outdoors.  He was an avid hunter for both bird and deer, he enjoyed fishing and going trap shooting.  Every year he looked forward to an annual fishing trip with his friend Gary Cartwright and a few other Christian men.  He belonged to the Hymera Masonic Lodge.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and earned his 50 year pin in 2023.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the Blackhawk Community Church from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Service will begin at the church at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  Military Honors will be performed.  Online condolences may be made to

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November 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blackhawk Community Church (Indiana)

Funeral Service
November 15, 2023

1:00 PM
Blackhawk Community Church (Indiana)


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