Jim Zerschling Obituary, Death – James Zerschling, age 71, was a resident of Wylie, Texas. On January 31, 2023, he passed away in Charles City, Iowa, at the residence of his buddy from college, Linda Brant. On August 14, 1951, Jim was brought into this world in Sioux City, Iowa. His late father, Lester Zerschling, was the Sioux City Police Captain, and his late mother, Louise (Flynn) Zerschling, was the Editor of the Sioux City Journal Day. Lynn Zerschling, his sister, also contributed to the Journal as a writer.
Jim’s most cherished early memories are those of spending time with his family at their annual summer vacation at Spirit Lake and performing in plays at Sioux City colleges and community theaters. He owned a large number of dogs and cats over the course of his life since he had such a passion for them. After completing his high school education in 1970 and spending one year at the University of South Dakota, Jim went on to complete his undergraduate education at Morningside College in Sioux City in 1974 with degrees in philosophy and theater.
His first job was in the field of photography journalism. He was employed by newspapers in the cities of Hastings, Lincoln, and Omaha, all located in Nebraska, as well as Sheldon, located in Iowa. Before going to the Dallas, Texas area to live in a metropolitan location for the purpose of professional sports and concert photography, he did photography in Little Rock, which is located in the state of Arkansas. He worked for the Associated Press as a photojournalist despite the fact that he was self-employed. Palmer Media, the Dallas Morning News, the Daily Tribune, and the Dallas Times Herald are the four newspapers that belong to Palmer Media.
He was honored with a great deal of recognition, including more than 70 honors from the National Press Photographers Association, 32 awards from the National Newspapers Association, and 9 awards from the Texas Press Association. He traveled the world as a photographer to cover Olympic games and international sports finals, such as the one that took place at the St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland. In addition, he was nominated for a Pulitzer for an exposé on the mistreatment of wild horses. He has multiple articles published by the Associated Press as well as in Sports Illustrated.
In recent years, he has been very involved in the promotion of the artistic community of Deep Elum, which is located in Dallas, Texas. He was a security guard for a number of bars and concert halls. His creative activity shifted to encompass leatherwork, woodcarving, and jewelry making, in addition to knife sharpening and sales. His most cherished works of art frequently depicted aspects of Native American culture and weaponry. Painting, writing poetry, and playing tennis were some of his lifelong pastimes.Lorenzo Iameo, a student at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia, has passed away.