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Zimmermann, Carl G. Entered Eternal Life on April 11, 2014, at the age of 96 years. Resident of Milwaukee. Beloved husband for 72 years of Doris "Doree" Zimmermann (nee Loftis). Loving father of Jack (Elaine), Scott (Liz), Richard (Claudia), Mary Beth (Mike) Nichols and Susan (Greg) Klein. Proud grandfather of Jacob, Jesse, Laura and David. Special great-grandfather of Rachael and Jenna. Dear brother-in-law of Del Clinton, Caroline Glennon, and Zita Kubicki. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Carl was a veteran Milwaukee Broadcaster. He retired after 28 years of service from WITI-TV Channel 6 in 1986, where he was News Director, Editorialist, Anchorman, and Community Relations Specialist. Carl began his career in broadcasting at WEMP Radio and in subsequent years was with WISN Radio and General Manager, WISV-TV as News Director and Anchorman. He saw duty as a Captain, with the U.S. Army during WWII as a combat reporter and in the Korean War as a Producer of the Army's "Big Picture" Program. Since his retirement from TV-6, Carl had been a spokesperson for Security Bank and aired a program for seniors on TV-6 called "The Time of Your Life". Carl was on the board of many Milwaukee Service Agencies, including the Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club, the Visiting Nurses Association, Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, the Governor's Council for the Developmentally Disabled, St. Francis Children's Center and many more. Carl was the recipient of many local, state and national awards. He received the Award of Excellence in Journalism from Sigma Delta Chi, he was inducted into the Milwaukee Press Club's Hall of Fame, and Wisconsin Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. He received the Communicator Award from the American Legion and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars, the Barker Award from the Milwaukee Variety Club, the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Creative Writing and many other tributes. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 East Capitol Drive, Shorewood. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, corner of East Hampton Road and North Wildwood Avenue, Whitefish Bay. Burial to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials in Carl's name may be made to the Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, 1558 North 6th Street, Milwaukee, 53212.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 13, 2014
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