Obit: Zimmerman, Lloyd M. (1928 – 2015)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Zimmerman, Klebnow, Duncan, Gresh, Hawkinson
----Source: Gesche Funeral Home Website (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.)
Zimmerman, Lloyd M. (14 NOV 1928 – 18 FEB 2015)
Lloyd Zimmerman age 86, of Neillsville, WI died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Lloyd Myron Zimmerman was born on November 14, 1928 in the Town of Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin, the son of Elmer and Lora (Klebnow) Zimmerman.
Lloyd's family moved to Loyal, Wisconsin when he was two years old. Lloyd attended a rural school through 8th grade and then was graduated from Loyal High School in 1946. He then worked as a mechanic for Braun Ford in Loyal. Lloyd then enlisted in the US Army and served in the 5th Division from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at the Tulle Air Force Base in Greenland during that time, working in motor patrol maintenance.
Returning from military service, Lloyd worked for the Lakeshire Cheese Plant, Northside Elevator, Stock Chevrolet, and Bertz Logging, all in Loyal, Wisconsin.
On October 2, 1954, Lloyd and Delores (Duncan) were married at English Salem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They had three children - Sandra (Roger) Gresh of Britton, South Dakota; Brad (Jamie) Zimmerman of Hayward, Wisconsin; and Greg (Kristi) Zimmerman of Hillsboro, Wisconsin.
Lloyd is survived by eight grandchildren - Angela (Gresh) Hawkinson, Randy Gresh; Joshua Zimmerman, Ethan Zimmerman; Garrett Zimmerman, Gavin Zimmerman, Marlina Zimmerman and Jade Zimmerman. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren - Bryce Hawkinson, Gabriela Hawkinson, Colin Gresh and Corbin Gresh, and a soon to be fifth great-grandchild, Aubrey Mae Zimmerman. Lloyd was predeceased by five brothers: Wilbert, Lavern, Elroy, Franklin and Rueben.
In November 1967, Lloyd and his family moved to Neillsville, Wisconsin where he started a career as a sales representative for the Equitable Life Insurance Company. In 1990, Lloyd retired at the age of 62 from selling insurance and then went on to work for the next fifteen years as a greens keeper at the Neillsville Country Club. He loved maintaining the greens and fairways on the golf course. Lloyd loved to spend time with his family and friends. He played city league basketball and baseball, bowled, and golfed. Lloyd thoroughly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in sports events and concerts and was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service for Lloyd will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville.
Pastor Lowell Bolstad will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Loyal American Legion Post #175. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 27th at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Calvary Lutheran Church.
Honorary Casket Bearers are: Joshua Zimmerman, Ethan Zimmerman, Garrett Zimmerman, Gavin Zimmerman, Randy Gresh and Joshua Hawkinson.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Lloyd's family with Funeral arrangements.
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