A lifelong resident of northern Indiana, Zolman started his career working for Firestone as as roaming store manager and credit manager.
In 1966, he helped Ray Monteith and Paul Zurcher start Monteith Tire. In 1978, he and his wife opened Zolman’s Tire in Mishawaka, Ind. Zolman Tire’s has since grown into a seven location dealership with more than 100 employees.
His wife Diane Zolman precedes Zolman in death. He’s survived by his daughter, son and more than 10 grandchildren.