James S. Zimmerman

June 14, 1922 ‒ June 15, 2013

Crawford County

James S. Zimmerman, 91, of Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky and formerly of rural Galion, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky following a brief illness.

Born June 14, 1922 in Crawford County, he was the son of the late Ora M. and Ruth Bender Zimmerman. He married Miriam A. Wise Zimmerman on Feb. 7, 1942 and she survives.

Jim was a graduate of Whetstone High School in 1940 and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps with the 10th Armored Division during World War II. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ and American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 in Galion. He enjoyed being with his family, attending their large gatherings and traveling by train. Jim was employed 37 years at Galion Manufacturing, Division of Dresser Industries, retiring in 1982.

He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Deloris and Kenneth Kocher of Bloomville, Donna and John Patterson of Mequon, Wis., Diana and William Hurlow of Galion and Debra and Mike Poland of Cocoa, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Linda Zimmerman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary Louise Zimmerman of Galion; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Zimmerman; one grandson, Michael Patterson and one great-grandson, Joshua Baker.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21 with Rev. Katherine Beckett officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.