Michael Wayne Zimmerman
Nov. 11, 1954 - Sept. 9, 2021
Mike served Tillamook county for over 40 years with Oregon State Forestry, Garibaldi Fire, as a Paramedic and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office. He loved serving and getting to know his community, as well as all the friends he met. In retirement he enjoyed traveling with his life partner Karen Cook-Hotchkiss and spending time with their families and friends.
His laughter, sense of humor, kindness and friendship will be remembered and missed by all that knew him.
He was the father of three daughters, Nikita Zimmerman, Mikaela Brown and Aimee Zimmerman, grandfather of three, Nikita's daughter, Danika and Mikaela's daughter, Johnlynn and son, Raylan. Mike is survived by his mother, Fay Zimmerman; five siblings, Peggie Gulseth, Tamara Curtz, Debbie Large, Douglas Zimmerman and David Zimmerman; his daughters, Nikita, Mikaela and husband, Michael, Aimee; and grandchildren, Danika, Johlynn and Raylan; his partner of 18 years, Karen and her children; daughter, Devin Gump; son, Ryan Cook and wife, Gret; son, Tyler Hotchkiss; and grandchildren, Faith and Wyatt Gump and Levi and Liam Hotchkiss. His interest included time he had spent hunting with his dad, fishing with family and friends, Disneyland, Vegas/Reno/local casinos, Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, gardening and home improvement projects.
Donations may be given in his name to: OSSA's Injured and Fallen Deputy fund P.O. Box 7468 Salem, Or 97301
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published by The Oregonian from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.