Jon L. Zieske, 48, of Little Rock, passed away on June 24, 2017. He was born on Sept. 21, 1968 in Cleveland, to Arthur N. and Patsy Dremann Zieske. Jon graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University.
He was the Country Club of Little Rock’s assistant golf professional for much of the 1990s before he was hired in 2004 to oversee the golf operations at The Alotian Club, where he has been the Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf since 2004. Jon won the Louisiana State Amateur in 1989 with his father by his side as his caddie. He was awarded the PGA President’s Council Award for Growing the Game in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The award recognizes golf professionals who are “committed to positively affecting the game by playing host to and reporting on adult player developmental programs at golf facilities nationwide.” Jon won multiple awards as a PGA Golf Professional, to include; Golf Professional of the year for the Arkansas Chapter in 2008, 2009, 2010. He won the South Central PGA Section Golf Professional of the year in 2010. Jon also won the Arkansas Chapter and South Central Section Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2014. Jon served on the board of The First Tee of Central Arkansas for the last several years. Jon loved life. Away from the golf course he loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with family at the lake. He attended New Life Church in North Little Rock, and was praised by his many friends for his strong Christian faith.
Jon is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Lisa Zieske of Paron; daughters, Jordyn Zieske of Little Rock and Leah Zieske of Paron; parents, Ret. Lt. Col. Arthur N. Zieske and Patsy Zieske of Killian, La.; sister, Lee Ann Zieske Barends and husband, Tim of Ponchatoula, La; brothers, Art Zieske and wife, Lynn of Houston and Gus Zieske and wife, Joetta of Burlington, N.C.; mother-in-law, Bernice Dubose of Little Rock; brother-in-law, Terry Clark; sister in law, Jennifer Clark; brother in law, Brian Lucas and wife Sherri; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends who Jon loved greatly.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Willian A. and Queen E. Zieske; maternal grandparents, Carl A. and Leila B. Dremann; brother in law, Douglas Clark and Constance A. Clark and father-in-law, Terrell W. Clark.
Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at New Life Church, 8000 Crystal Hill Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72118. Visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Tee of Central Arkansas, 1 First Tee Way, Little Rock, AR 72204 or Arnie’s Army, 900 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819.