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Robert J. Zimmermann

Robert J. Zimmermann, 83, Woodstock, died Friday, July 5, at home.

He was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Chicago to Fred and Theresa (Gart) Zimmermann.

On April 7, 1951, he married Barbara Haack at St. Mary Church, Woodstock.

He moved to Woodstock at the age of 9 and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church ever since.

He was employed with Woodstock Die Casting Company and, after retirement, ventured into several different jobs ranging from selling fertilizer to working at a car wash. He was a dedicated family man and received enjoyment from his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steven (Kathleen) Zimmermann, Palatine, John W. (Diane) Zimmermann, Fresno, Calif.,  and Jerome “Jerry” Zimmermann, Woodstock; five grandchildren, Eric (Pam) Zimmermann, Janna Zimmermann, Kristine (Timothy) Murphy, Richard (Dana) Zimmermann and Alexia Zimmermann; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Marian) Zimmermann and Paul Zimmermann; two sisters, Terese Thompson and Ann (Steven) Janienke; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Patricia J. Zimmermann; and a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Florence Zimmermann.

Visitation and the funeral Mass were July 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to Journey Care,405 Lake Zurich Road Barrington, IL 60010, or St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

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