Richard "Dick" A. Zook
                                October 13, 1940 -- January 9, 2021

Richard "Dick" A. Zook, 80, of Middlebury, died at 6:05 pm on Saturday,
January 9 at his residence. He was born on October 13, 1940 in Goshen,
to Kenneth and Polly (Smoker) Zook. On June 17, 1960 in Elkhart, he
married Jolinda Ellis; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are
two daughters, Dilynn (Greg) Puckett of Middlebury, Jill (Brian) Booth of
Sarasota, FL; son, Rob (Amy) Zook of Goshen; eight grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Logan of Elkhart, Jo Ellen
GrandPre of Las Vegas, NV.  He was preceded in death by his parents
and a sister, Peggy Eberhart. Dick was an entrepreneur. He began
working in construction at a young age, which led to the building of two
family homes by the age of 25. Dick and Jolinda were the
owner/operators of Backyard Pools in Elkhart and The Cinnamon Stick
in Middlebury. He attended Crossroads Community Church. Dick was a
caring man who loved and cherished his family. He was known for
saying "Love you more" any time someone told him they loved him.
There will be a walk-by viewing from 3:00- 6:00 pm on Wednesday,
January 13 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street,
Middlebury. In keeping with the CDC guidelines, the family and funeral
home require that anyone attending the visitation wear a face covering.
The family will also be practicing social distancing at this time. A Life
Well Lived Celebration will take place later this summer. Memorials may
be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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From: Carol Detweiler
Jolinda, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. May you find
comfort in the arms of God. Love you my friend.
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From: Marolyn Yoder
My dear friend Jolinda. Im so sorry to read this about Dicks passing.
My love and prayers are with you. He was full of sunshine and fun.
Im going to miss seeing him and joking around him. Gods love is with
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From: John and Sara Baker
Our prayers are with each of you. Dick was a great guy. Always ready
to give me a hard time at the Bank. He will be missed by many,
especially your family. May you find comfort in your many memories.
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From: Jim Bontrager
I got to know Dick when I was a kid. He always had a good sense of
humor. I worked for Dick at Backyard Pools in the early 80s. He was
the best boss I ever worked for. I also considered him a good friend.
We had a lot of laughs together. I will miss him. My prayers and
thoughts to all the family.
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From: John Sauder
Jolinda, just heard of Dick's passing. Dick was a good man. I loved
him. Holding you in God's arm. Hugs from afar

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From: Donna & Tom Kauffman
Dear Jolinda... Sorry to learn of Dicks passing. I think the last we saw
you and Dick was at a Northridge graduation at the football field.
Thinking of you and your family.
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From: Donna Metz
Dear Jolinda, I am so sorry, may he soar with the angels
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From: Jim and Diane Dague
Jolinda and family - we are absolutely heartbroken to hear of Dicks
passing. We love you both, and will so miss Dicks humor and good
nature. Our sincerest condolences.
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From: Judy Stutz
I am so sorry for your loss..since I recently lost my Richard ; I know
how you feel...God Bless and help you all...