2012-03-29 / Obituaries

John H. Zimmerman

Mercersburg, 82

John H. Zimmerman, 82, of Mercersburg, died at 4:02 a.m., Saturday March 24, 2012, at his home.

Born July 15, 1929, at Little Cove, Pa., he was a son of the late Herman F. and Etta Mae (Zimmerman) Zimmerman.

He was a dairy farmer for 40-plus years in Little Cove, and he also was a construction worker and mechanic for C. Wm. Hetzer Co. of Hagerstown for 16 years.

He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Little Cove, where he served on the church cemetery board and was a former church council member.

Surviving are his wife, Deloris A. Keefer Zimmerman, whom he married March 2, 1951; a daughter, Barbara A., and husband Ralph L. Schriever of Warfordsburg; two grandchildren: John L. Schriever and his wife, Ashley K., and Tracy L. and her husband, Seth Deneen; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John H. Zimmerman Jr., who died December 13, 2000, and a sister, Leona M. Zimmerman Caldwell.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday March 27, at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg. Rev. W. Allen Reed officiated. Burial was at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery of Little Cove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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