Elijah Emerson Zabawa

1996 - 2019


Elijah Emerson Zabawa, 22yrs, of Ida, MI, died Sunday March 10, 2019 surrounded by his family in his home. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Thursday March 14, 2019, from 2-8PM. He will lie-in-state at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI, Friday, March 15, 2019, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM. Pastor Ted Kerr III will officiate. Burial will be at Rath Cemetery, Monroe, MI.


Born August 8, 1996, in Sylvania, OH. Elijah was the son of Sean and Nicole (Baumia) Zabawa. He was a 2015 Ida High School Graduate, Ida, MI. Elijah worked for Cabelas, Dundee, MI, as a greeter for 2 years. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI, who loved video games, hunting, horses, movies, his binoculars, his family and his companion service dog, Mako.


Survivors include: his parents, Sean (Lori) Zabawa, Nicole Baumia; brother, Ezra Zabawa; grandparents, Bob (Sandy) Zabawa, Dale (Karen) Baumia; step-brother, Isaac Woods; step-sisters, Emily and Lauren Woods and his companion service dog, Mako. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, an uncle, Shane Zabawa and a cousin, Angelina Zabawa.


Memorial contributions can be made to: The Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Association.


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