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John Ziehm

Obituary of John G. Ziehm

John Ziehm grew up in Grand Island, New York, as the youngest of four, including late David, Marion, and Willy, with who he was the closest. Despite being the youngest sibling, he was a fierce protector. This trait carried with him throughout life, as he was always willing to mentor people and give great advice. You could always count on John for great conversation, as he was genuine, easy-going, and never swore, though he held strong convictions. His faith was important to him as he was a member of Resurrection Life Church for about twelve years. John prayed daily and spoke of Heaven often, confident that he would reunite with his family members he never got to meet. John met his wife Paula through a matchmaker and was hopelessly devoted to each other for thirteen years. Everything that John did for Paula he did with a smile on his face as a loving husband because they were soulmates. John loved his family dearly and made sure to always spend quality time with them, especially around the holidays. He was always close with his two sons Andrew and Nathan, and though they lived out of the area, they spoke often. John was blessed with two grandchildren Owen, late Noah, and baby boy three, on the way. After working in engineering for the past fifteen years, John was a truck driver. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling throughout the US by car with Paula and having good meals with family and friends. John had a competitive spirit and would often “let you win” games, some of his favorites being Scrabble and Monopoly Deal. When he was young, he relished fishing and would go on fishing trips with his brother, sons, and nephews to Canada. John will be remembered for his great smile, happy demeanor, and overall ability to consistently make loved ones feel cared for and memorable; he will truly be missed. Ziehm, John G. originally of Grand Island, currently of West Seneca, NY went to Heaven on December 13, 2021 after a battle with COVID-19. Devoted husband of Paula Fleming-Ziehm (nee Stanton); beloved father of Andrew (Amie) Ziehm and Nathan (Jaylene) Ziehm; loving grandfather of Owen Ziehm, late Noah Ziehm, and one grandson on the way; caring brother of the late David Ziehm, Marion (Douglas) Wendt, and William (Lucille) Ziehm; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family will be received Sat. 12/18 10-11 AM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776. A Memorial Service to follow at the funeral home. Flowers gratefully accepted. Online condolences may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Saturday
18
December

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Road
West Seneca, New York, United States
716-674-5776
Saturday
18
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca, NY
1340 Union Rd.
West Seneca, New York, United States
716-674-5776