Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Kenneth “Ken” J. Zimmerman
Service: September 11, 2015
Kenneth “Ken” J. Zimmerman
Kenneth “Ken” J. Zimmerman, 82, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at VA Hospital in Madison.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Promised Land Church, 243 E. Spaulding St. Watertown, WI, with Pastor Jeffrey Steiner officiating. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia, with military honors conducted by VFW Post 1879 of Fort Atkinson.
Relatives and friends may gather at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the family would be appreciated. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Kenneth John Zimmerman was born on April 21, 1933 in Farmington the son of Paul and Regina (Wenzel) Zimmerman. He served his country in the United States Army. On February 27, 1976 he married Charlene Manley in Dubuque, Iowa. He was self employed owning and operating Ken Zimmerman and Sons Portable Feed Mill, later working at Carnation and Borg Textiles in Jefferson. He then worked at the Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson for many years.
He was a member of Promised Land Church in Watertown as well as VFW Post 1879 in Fort Atkinson. Ken enjoyed working in his garden.
He is survived by his wife Charlene “Char” Zimmerman of Fort Atkinson; children: Faith (Robbie) Elford of Fort Atkinson, James (Connie) Zimmerman of Edgar, Tom (Cathy) Zimmerman of Watertown, Paul (Teresa) Zimmerman of Kansas, Ken Zimmerman, Jr. of Fort Atkinson; two step-children: Mike (Tina) Manley of Fort Atkinson, and Tanya (Joe) Caravello of Watertown; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; a sister Doris Draeger of Jefferson; many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings: George Zimmerman, Leroy Zimmerman, Merlin Zimmerman, Earl Zimmerman, Leona Wills, Elsie Schultz, and Anna Bentheimer.
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