Charles J. ‘Chuck’ Zimmermann, 92, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock.
He was born Oct. 19, 1924, to Fred and Theresa (Gart) Zimmermann in Chicago.
He married Marian Mundt Fillion in Woodstock.
He began farming at an early age. His joy of farming soon fired his love for tractors, plants, animals and a knack for growing beautiful roses. After he left the farm, he worked for a number of different companies including Brown Camera, Kishwaukee Valley Medical and Amcore Bank, to name a few. His last career was working the car wash with his brother. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a proud member of the “Liars Club” and a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir and funeral choir for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Marian Zimmermann, Woodstock; three stepchildren, Craig (Sandy) Fillion, Jeanne (Mike) Gannon and Rita Fillion; grandchildren, Tina (Kurt) Vavra, Todd (Amy) Gannon and Nicholas Fillion; great-grandchildren, Allison Vavra, Conlan Leese, Tyce Gannon and Peyton Carver Fillion; a brother, Paul Zimmermann; two sisters, Terese Thompson and Anne (Steve) Jaenicke; a sister-in-law, Barbara Zimmermann; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Alice Zimmermann; a brother, Robert J. Zimmermann; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Florence Zimmermann; and a niece, Patricia J. Zimmermann.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.