William Andrew Zimmer, age 87, of Brookville, Indiana died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.
Born May 19, 1927 in Weisburg, Indiana he was the son of the late William L. & Matilda M. (Bohl) Zimmer. On November 1, 1947 he and the former Marjorie M. Muntz were united in marriage, and she survives.
Mr. Zimmer was an active member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville where he had served in various capacities; a founding member and Past President of the Board of Directors of Fairbrook Manor; a former member of the Board of Directors of Peoples Trust Company Bank; and a former member of the Brookville Town Council.
He began his career in 1948 at the former Brookville Sales & Service, purchasing the business in 1960, and operating it as B & L Tractor for many years until his retirement. He was a staunch supporter of the community, Future Farmers of America, and the 4-H Program. In his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with family & friends entertaining at his farm Zimmer Hills.
Besides Marjorie, his wife of over 66 years, he is survived by two daughters, Carol Gosciniak of Vevay, Indiana and Cheryl Hall of Temple, Texas; one son, Daryl W. (Gretchen) Zimmer of Brookville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; as well as one brother, Lester Zimmer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Vogelsang.
Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville; and on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
Pastor Ladonna Webb & Rev. Ralph Easterhaus will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thomas Lutheran Church or the William & Marge Zimmer Endowment C/O the Franklin County Community Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family, to sign the online guest book please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
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