Dale Zimmerman, 78, passed away at home with family at his side on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.
Dale was born May 12, 1944, in Eau Claire, WI to Lawrence and Lillian nee Wathke Zimmerman. He grew up in Fall Creek, WI and graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1962. He married his high school sweetheart, Leora Knuth, on July 4th, 1964. Together they celebrated 58 wonderful years of marriage.
Dale worked for the State Highway Department as the centerline crew chief painting highways for 30 years.
Dale loved the outdoors hunting, bird watching, mowing lawn, and tinkering with small engines. He was known for lending a helping hand to family, friends, and neighbors. He also enjoyed pitching slow pitch softball for multiple teams for many years. Another favorite activity was socializing at Chicken Chasers and Gizmo’s in Fall Creek.
Dale is survived by his high school sweetheart, Leora. Children: Jeff (Kathy) Zimmerman of Fall Creek, Michael Zimmerman of Milwaukee, Sherri (Todd) Oppelt of Neenah, and Tara (Daniel) Tjerstad of Ettrick. Grandchildren: Sean (Nicole) Zimmerman, Kristin Flynn, Mark (Kim) Zimmerman, Jason (Kayla) Zimmerman, Mikayla (Mason) Zimmerman, Andrew (Cassy) Oppelt, Nichol (Nelson) Araya-Espinoza, Ian (Raquel) Zimmerman, and Trevor, Tucker, Daisy and Trenton Tjerstad. 8 great-grandchildren. Brothers: Lenard (Sandy) Zimmerman of Janesville, Duane (Lois) Zimmerman of Thorp, Lester and Luther Zimmerman of Altoona and many nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Lillian Zimmerman and in-laws, Elgert and Lydia Knuth.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 15th at 11 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fall Creek, with Pastor Brendan Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Ludington Annex Cemetery.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com