Zacker, Julie 3/7/1947 - 11/16/2020 St Charles Surrounded by her family, Julie (Batey) Zacker passed away November 16th after a three-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her ex-husband John Zacker, her children, David (Molly) Zacker, Toni (Jason) Houseman and Todd (Crystal) Zacker and nine grandchildren. Julie graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 1965. She went on to get her Registered Nurse degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She worked at Allegan General Hospital for nearly two decades before becoming a traveling nurse, working in California, New Mexico, Texas and New York. Julie's nursing qualities of compassion, care and understanding could be seen in her career as well as her personal life. She returned to the Kalamazoo area to be closer to her family. Julie had a lifelong passion for sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. She had the gift of befriending strangers and held her friends and family close to her heart, always. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. Donations in her honor can be sent to Kalamazoo County Humane Society 3661 Easy St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.