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Robert Zimmerman

December 25, 1929 - May 30, 2014

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Robert Zimmerman, 84, died at 6 pm, May 30, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born December 25, 1929 in Beaverdam to the late Raymond and LaDonna Williams Zimmerman. On November 5, 1950 he married Elizabeth “Betty” Pepple and she preceded him in death on October 15, 2008.
Robert was a Farmer. Had been a Township trustee, Member of the Bluffton School Board and had been a school bus driver. He was on the Beaverdam Methodist Church Board, Beaverdam Elevator Board, the board of Ohio Mutual Insurance Co, a member of Farm Bureau and the Gideons. Robert graduated from Beaverdam High School and attended Miami University.
Survivors include three children, Patricia Dennis Bassett of Columbus Grove, Robert Carolyn Zimmerman Jr. of Bluffton, Amy Kevin Parthemore of Columbus Grove, ten grandchildren, Angela Dennis Mercer, Jon Sara Bassett, Mandy Barry Schneck, Nick Jennifer High, Elizabeth Tyler Brodman, Gayle Ryan Lowry, Ross Zimmerman, Luke Karen Parthemore, Kala Parthemore, Jesse Sarah Parthemore, eight great grandchildren, Madison Bassett, Lauren Bassett, Lily Schneck, Lyla Schneck, Brody Schneck, Tyler Parthemore, Alexa Parthemore, Eleanora Parthemore; two sisters, Wilma Sanyi of Bluffton, and Mary Melvin Arthur of Pandora; and two sister-in-law Martha Jean James Koenig of Spencerville and Suzy Pepple of Carrollton, Georgia. He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Noah Michael Brodman.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Tuesday at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Rev. Charles Warren and William Herr will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Beaverdam. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverdam Fire and Rescue or Gideons International.


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