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Darrell F. Zimmerman, 80

Dec 16, 2012

Darrell F. Zimmerman

Eustis, Fla. Darrell Francis Zimmerman, age 80, passed away in Eustis, Fla., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

Born on April 28, 1932, in Canby, he grew up in Blue Earth and in the 1980s became a winter resident of Old Mill Stream in Umatilla, Fla. He attended St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Eustis, was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, and worked as a trucker and on the Willette-Zimmerman century farm until his retirement in 2000.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne “Suga” Zimmerman; daughter, Kim Marie Jansen, of Elmore; sister, Vivian Pfaffinger, of Mankato; brother, DePaul Zimmerman, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; seven nieces and nephews; and five stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Darrell was predeceased by his son, James Zimmerman; and first wife, Janet (nee Daly).

In the spring of 2013, Darrell’s ashes will be taken home to Blue Earth for a graveside service.

Donations in lieu of flowers will be accepted by the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

Darrell F. Zimmerman, 80

Dec 16, 2012

Darrell F. Zimmerman

Eustis, Fla. Darrell Francis Zimmerman, age 80, of Eustis, Fla., (former resident of Blue Earth), died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Florida. Memorial mass was held Dec. 11, 2012, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

Darrell was born April 28, 1932, in Canby, the son of Thomas and Rita (Willette) Zimmerman. He has two siblings, Vivian and DePaul. He went to country school as a child, and then went to Blue Earth High School.

Darrell worked at Elmore Nursery and Green Giant. He married Janet Lorraine Daly on Sept. 27, 1954, in Fairmont, and worked as a trucker and a farmer. Darrell and Janet had two children, Kim Marie Jansen (Zimmerman) and James Darrell Zimmerman. Darrell was preceded in death by wife Janet and son James. He married Lynne DuMouchel in July of 2002 and relocated to Florida to live out his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, farming and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com