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Roy B. Zimmerman, 73, Goshen, died peacefully at home, Monday, May 22, at 7:20 am. He had been in declining health for one year and was looking forward to meeting his Savior and reuniting with his three children that had preceded him in death.
Roy was born March 20, 1944, in Foraker, to John W. and Esther (Bauman) Zimmerman. He lived his lifetime in this area.
On Nov. 28, 1965, he married Anna Mary Shirk.
Roy was a member of Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. He was a dairy farmer and owned Michiana Wheel Polishing. He served in 1-W Service in Kokomo and was on the Haiti MGMH Board.
Roy enjoyed spending time with his family.
Roy is survived by his wife, Anna Mary; children, Valerie (Todd) Martin, Claypool, Janell (Allen) Martin, Goshen, Sharon (Rodney) Ramer, New Paris, Jonathan (Marlene) Zimmerman, Goshen, and Kimberly (Adam) Ramer, New Paris; 35 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Merle (Verna) Zimmerman, Elkhart, and Arthur (Lois) Zimmerman, Nappanee; and sisters, Mary Ann VanPelt, Edith Martin and Erma (Robert) Ramer, all of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by children, Galen, Cynthia and Julia Zimmerman; granddaughter, Erica Martin; brothers, Kenneth, Norman and Melvin Zimmerman; and brothers-in-law, Perry VanPelt and Charles Martin.
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Ramer Mennonite Youth Center, 24647 C.R. 44, Nappanee.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on May 22, 2017
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