FRANKLIN CHARLES ZIMMERMANFranklin Charles Zimmerman, 99, of Carlton and formerly of McGregor, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at Interfaith Care Center in Carlton.
Franklin Charles Zimmerman, 99, of Carlton and formerly of McGregor, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at Interfaith Care Center in Carlton.
He was born July 30, 1913 in Corydon, Iowa to Lloyd and Elnora (Edwards) Zimmerman.
Frank was united in marriage to Clotilde "Tillie" Virginia Golden on July 11, 1936 in Aitkin. He worked as a turkey and beef cattle farmer and was a school bus driver for McGregor Schools for 31 years. Frank served on the Jevne Township Board and was the township assessor for 45 years.
He was a member of the McGregor Lions Club and the McGregor United Methodist Church. He will be sadly missed and was loved by many.
He was preceded in death by his wife Tillie in 2007; son Marvin "Butch" Zimmerman; daughter Marlene Homme; grandson Glenn Homme; great-granddaughter Valerie Homme; two brothers Lester and Myrl Zimmerman; sister Elo Zimmerman; and his parents Lloyd and Elnora (Edwards) Zimmerman.
Frank is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law Marjorie (Pete) White of Carlton, Connie (Warren) Lund of Carlton, Barbara (Stan) Roshau of Andover, Janet (Andy) Bailey of Carlton; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 until the 11 a.m. funeral service in the United Methodist Church in McGregor. Chaplain Rosemary Tobin will officiate. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com.
Pallbearers will be Frank's sons-in-law along with Gene Packer and Roy Asp. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale and Merlin Zimmerman, Kenny Boyd, Alvin Hanson, Dick Sorenson, Del Forneris, and Art Line. Lorena Kelley will sing "Amazing Grace" and Mary Beth Swanson will sing "How Great Thou Art".
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