In memory of

Jae Carl Zuelke, age 58, of Florida

March 2, 1961 – June 14, 2019

Jae Carl Zuelke died Friday, June 14, 2019 in Coral Gables, Florida. Jae was born March 2, 1961 in Seattle, Washington to Earl Charles Zuelke, Jr. and Donna Ramsay (Zuelke), both natives of Montana.

Jae moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1966 with his parents and brothers. He attended Sarah Smith Elementary School, E. Rivers Elementary School, and North Fulton High School. Though not born in Montana, he lived with his father and also attended Helena High School and considered Montana his ancestral home.

Jae owned and operated a landscaping business, Peachtree West, in Atlanta, Georgia for approximately 30 years. During this time he raised his 3 children, Dustin, Christian and Airon in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. He subsequently retired and relocated to Coral Gables, Florida.

With his easy charm and quick wit Jae made many friends. He always enjoyed nature and being outdoors. His primary passion was his children.

Jae was preceded in death by his father, Earl Charles Zuelke, Jr, and daughter, Airon Paige Zuelke. He is survived by his mother, Donna Ramsay (Zuelke) of Glen Ridge, FL; sons, Dustin Robert Zuelke of New York, NY and Christian Chase Michael Zuelke of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Mark Zuelke (Katherine) of Atlanta, GA and Earl Keith Zuelke of Glen Ridge, FL; and wife, Anne Clarke of Coral Gables.

A viewing will be held with family and friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Retz Funeral Home, 315 E 6th Ave., with a Graveside Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Forestvale Cemetery. Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Jae.


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  1. Jane Piilola says

    Donna: So very sorry about the loss of your son. There is nothing I can think f that is more devastating than the loss of a child. My thoughts are with you and your family. Jane (Wendel) Piilola.

  2. Sue Jackson says

    Oh. No!! How can that be? I am so sorry! Hugs to you, Donna, Mark and Keith. Your friend always. Sue Jackson

  3. Cathy (Pullin) Kovich says

    I remember Jae from high school and am saddened to hear of his young passing. Although it has been many years he is fondly remembered as an outgoing, funny, handsome guy! My thoughts and prayers are with all.

  4. Beckie Checkwood says

    Jae, you will be missed. It is so very difficult to put into words how I am feeling. Thank you for the wonderful son we brought into this world. You are finally at peace. RIP and Godspeed my sweet angel.

  5. Laura Allen says

    Donna, Mark & Keith,

    I’m so very sorry. Please accept my sincere condolences. I’ll always remember Jae with a smile. Thinking of you all.

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