Walter L. Zimmerman

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Nov. 24, 2012

Walter L. Zimmerman, born in Luzerne on the 15th day of October, 1946, son of the late William and Beatrice Whitson Zimmerman went with the Lord on the 24th day of November 2012 at the age of 66.

He was a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Army National Guard. He was a loyal and dependable employee of Offset Paperback for 34 years. Walter was a loved and respected man who had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends fishing, hunting and playing darts.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Beatrice Barber, Doris Derby, Laura Lagrue and Harry Zimmerman.

He is survived by his loving wife, the former Donna Preston, and was a loving father to Kimberly Williams, Matthew Zimmerman and Paula Zimmerman. Walter was the youngest of seven children and leaves behind his brother John Zimmerman of New Milford; sister Betty Southern of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Luzerne. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for his family, please visit


Published in Times Leader on Nov. 26, 2012