MATTHEW A. ZIMMER, 41 BYRON - Matthew A. Zimmer, 41, of Byron, IL passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was born on September 9, 1972, in Rockford; the son of Richard and Marleen Zimmer. He graduated from Boylan High School and the University of Illinois in Electrical Engineering. Matt was a loving father, great brother, and wonderful son. He loved his children with all his heart, his family, and God. He was an avid Illini, Cowboys, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan. He truly enjoyed his work and his coworkers at Danfoss. His hobbies involved barefooting, skiing, golfing, running, bowling, playing cards, and always enjoyed a good beer. Survived by his parents; his children, Rachel, Lauren, and Eric; his siblings, Peter (Kim) Zimmer, Larry (Susan) Zimmer, Mary (Dan) Babb-Richardson, Cathy Morrow, Joseph (Deborah) Zimmer, Sharon (Peter) Peterson; and 14 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Grandma and Grandpa Pytlik, Grandma and Grandpa Zimmer and brother-in-law, Daryl Babb. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Rd. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2013, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation also from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. To extend condolences visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2013