Obit: Zimmerman, John Francis (1944 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Zimmerman, Stiemke, Wampole, Warmuth

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) /2014

Zimmerman, John Francis (13 July 1944 - 8 May 2014)

John R. Zimmerman, 69, of Neillsville died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

John Francis Zimmerman was born July 13, 1944, in Black River Falls, the son of Edward and Barbara Zimmerman. He attended school in Fairchild. He then worked making palettes until he got a job with General Motors in Janesville. John worked on the assembly line with GM for 30 years. He was united in marriage to Verna Louise Stiemke May 18, 1973, in Janesville. After John retired, March 1, 1994, they moved back to the home farm in Neillsville across from the Silver Dome where they met. They farmed, raising beef cattle and had some horses. John loved hunting and playing cards. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe and served as an usher and took great pride in mowing the church and cemetery yards.

He is survived by his wife, Verna; three brothers, Lawrence (Lydia) Zimmerman of Milwaukee, Bernard (Barbara) Zimmerman of Janesville, and Leonard Zimmerman of Fairchild; two sisters, Beatrice Zimmerman of Milwaukee and Margaret Wampole of Fairchild.

John was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Allen and Robert.

A graveside service was held for John at 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Globe. Pastor John Warmuth officiated.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted John’s family with funeral arrangements.



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