Zimmer, James (Jim)
James (Jim) E. Zimmer, 76, Algoma.
The Lord called a special man to Heaven on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Jim was born on Sept. 20, 1937, in Green Bay to William and Thelma (Dorey) Zimmer. He grew up in northern Wisconsin. He graduated from the Algoma High School in 1955. He served his country in the US Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Carol Erickson on December 27, 1958 in Baileys Harbor. They were blessed with two children and over 55 1/2 years together. They both retired on June 1, 1995 and enjoyed golfing, fishing, supporting Algoma High School sports teams, travel, going up north to their cottage and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Jim loved deer hunting and always looked forward to the hunting season up north and in Wyoming. Fishing trips to the far north in Canada were also special to him. Jim was a long time truck mechanic at Algoma Motors. He had a great mechanical ability and liked to fix most anything. Although he appeared to be strong and tough, he was very tender hearted.
Jim is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Kendra (John) LeCloux, Grafton; son Ken (Kerri) Zimmer, Waukesha; his special grandchildren Zachary and Samantha Zimmer; two sisters Judy (Glenn) Leege and Sue (Vernon) Rozmiarek; brothers-in-law Lee (Swede) (Linda) Erickson and Ronald Ohman; sister-in-law Trudy Erickson, nephews, nieces, cousins and many special friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Jerry, Richard and Bill and two sisters Dolores and Val.
Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma from 3 - 8 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 and after 9 am Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, until the time of services at 11 am with Rev. Tom Moldenhauer officiating. Burial in the church cemetery with full military rites.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia research at Froedtert Cancer Center in Milwaukee.
Jim's family would like to thank the dedicated staff at the Bellin and Froedtert cancer centers for their support and care during his six month fight with leukemia.