Edward Zimmer

Friday, November 21, 2008

Edward E. Zimmer, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in St. Louis, son of Henry Edward and Julia Faytok Zimmer. He and Anita McRill were married Oct. 18, 1980, in Cape Girardeau.

Zimmer was a graduate of Christopher High School in Christopher, Ill., and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale two years.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Zimmer moved to Cape Girardeau two years ago from Spring, Texas, where he had lived 15 years. Previously he lived in Walnut Shade, Mo.

He formerly managed a service station in Cape Girardeau and had worked at Silver Dollar City.

Zimmer was a former member of Knights of Columbus and Eagles in Cape Girardeau, and a current member of VFW in Texas.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Hank Zimmer of Arkansas, Chandos Zimmer of Spring; three daughters, Arletta Wallace of Arkansas, Diana Gilbertson of Baldwin, Wis., and Misty Aronson of Spring; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren.

There is no visitation or funeral.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.