Michael Wayne Zimmerman
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.
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You are missed so very much I love you uncle Mike There's not a second in my day that 0asses and i dont think of you. You are and always will be in my heart I hope you. Rest well just know that coming from me, Ashley and Dominic that we love and miss you
Mahkenzie young
Family
October 10, 2021
Growing up through our childhood years our family´s would only see each other a few times a year usually summers at our grandparents house then for thanksgiving at aunt Ruth´s. Mike was someone I always looked up to growing up. My heart goes out to the family
Tim Zeller
September 27, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The Hodgdon Family
Friend
September 27, 2021
Jim and Marla Christensen
Friend
September 26, 2021
Jim and Marla Christensen
Friend
September 26, 2021
Mike will be missed by so many. We loved his sense of humor, caring, and his sincere interest in helping others. We share good memories, laughter, and joy together with you, and now that Mike has left us, we share your grief and pain of his passing. We pray that God will comfort all of you and care for your broken hearts, filling them with love, peace, and wonderful memories. Our prayers are with all of Mike´s family and friends.
Jim and Marla Christensen
Friend
September 26, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great man He will be missed dearly by everyone that new him. My prayers are with each and everyone.
Anita Gendron
Friend
September 26, 2021
When your heart is empty, filing it with happy memories can help. God is always in your corner at a time like this. God loves and comforts. You are in our prayers.
Merle & Peggy Davis
Family
September 24, 2021
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