In Loving Memory

- Zeke - 
You taught us how to feel the music.

Warren  H. Zuelke
December 29, 1942 - February 26, 2001



 

March 1974 -  Camp-out pickin party at Camilia Park in southeast Texas.

Zeke's band, The Country Crossroads, had played at the "South Texas Hoe-down", (aka the Blue Barn) near Cleveland, Texas,  the night before, and we had set up camp at the park for that saturday and sunday. Late that night, around the campfire, everyone had given me my first mandolin.  Zeke and friends had all chipped in and bought me the mandolin as a surprise birthday present. Sure changed my life!  Zeke cooked up a jambalaya and we had a great time.
 

Zeke with a pot of catfish gumbo
Come and get it!

Terry Hambaugh, Carol Sue Martin, Steve Broussard

How do you play this thing, Zeke?

Zeke took this photo

 
Summer 1976 at the 'farm' in Magnolia, Texas

 
 
Mike Hogan, Becky, Zeke, Malcolm, Pat
Cypress Swamp Stompers - 1980
Malcolm Smith                   Pat Fowler                       Zeke Zuelke                 Becky Smith               Ron Rebstock
Cypress Swamp Stompers at Kerrville, Texas 1978
 Zeke and Tom Ellis, Nov.1996
  at Anderson Fair
at Malcolm's Memorial 1996

 
WARREN H. "Zeke" ZUELKE, JR., died Monday, February 26, 2001 in Houston, Texas at the age of 58. Zeke was born on December 29, 1942 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Warren H. Zuelke, Sr. and Norma Mae Owens Zuelke. He attended Baton Rouge schools, and while attending Louisiana State University was called to the army, where he served with distinction as a Sergeant in the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1966-1968. Upon discharge from the army, Zeke enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where in 1972, he received his B.S. degree in Photographic Science. Since then he has been employed in Texas and Louisiana as a commercial photographer specializing in international and domestic oil field, industrial and aerial photography. Zeke was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harry Brent, and nephew, Ryan Scott. His is survived by his sons, Adam Randall and Graham Owen, his daughter, Kate Leonice, and wife, Renee Randall Zuelke, all of the home, his brother, Don Alan, sister-in-law, Olga Germaine Duhon, and his nephew, Layne and wife, Laura Zuelke, of Baton Rouge, and in-laws, Max and Anna Lou Randall of Oklahoma. A great many aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters by marriage, and other nieces and nephews also mourn him. Zeke's musical gift blessed many a campfire and all who had made Zeke's acquaintance, especially the friends from south Texas, the River Renegades, the Cypress Swamp Stompers and others from the Anderson Fair days, many professional peers, and the Falcon family from Baton Rouge, will miss his wit and gentle spirit. The family wishes to thank the many friends, co-workers, and Zeke's team from Texas Medical Center Hospice who supported the family and Zeke during his illness. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 3, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 3606 Beauchamp, Houston, Texas, 77009 and a Fais-dodo was held immediately following. Zeke will finally rest in his beloved Louisiana.

Zuelke Family
1444 Arlington st.
Houston, TX 77008

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