The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

April 7, 2013

Ed Zimmerman

OSKALOOSA — Ed Zimmerman, 77, of Oskaloosa, died April 6, 2013, at his home in Oskaloosa.

He was born Friday, May 24, 1935, in Iowa City, the son of Horace Alton and Lela Bonita Conrey Zimmerman. Ed graduated from Knoxville High School with the class of 1953. In 1953, Ed joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge, he went to work at Iowa Power and Light and retired from there in 1994 after 27 years.

Ed loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and going to motorcycle rallies with Jan. He also enjoyed Iowa Hawkeyes football and attending MacKenzie McGraw’s sporting events. Ed was a member of the Oskaloosa American Legion, ABATE Iowa, the Shriners, VFW and the American Legion Honor Guard.

Ed is survived by a son, Kevin (Patricia) Zimmerman of Newport News, Va.; a daughter, Kelly (Randy) Hayes of Ackworth; four grandchildren, Alissa Edwards, Alex Hayes, Zachary Zimmerman and Jacob Zimmerman; two great-grandchildren, Jaycee and Aidan Hayes; two sisters, Katie McCoy of Pleasant Hill, and Kay (Blaine) Vriezlaar of Monroe; a brother, Howard Zimmerman of Arizona; a special buddy, MacKenzie McGraw; his best friend, Joe Smith; and all of Janice Williams’ family.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Janice Williams; his parents; and a brother, Ivan Zimmerman.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Graveside military rites will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and VFW. Memorials may be made to Iowa Hospice.

As was Ed’s wish, his body has been cremated, and no visitation is planned.

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