Jeffrey Jay Zimmerman, 54Published 9:51am Monday, February 25, 2013 Updated 11:53am Monday, February 25, 2013
He was born Nov. 21, 1958, in Fergus Falls, the son of Sterling and Elnora (Leabo) Zimmerman. He grew up in Fergus Falls and graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1980.
He worked at Productive Alternatives for many years until an illness prevented him from working.
Jeff lived with his mom until the age of 25, when he went to live in a group home with Prairie Community Services. The last four years he has been with Synstelien Services in Fergus Falls.
While living at home, he loved working with the animals and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, playing with and collecting tractors and sitting in front of the TV on Sundays watching the Minnesota Vikings.
Preceding him death were his grandparents, Fred and Francis Zimmerman, L. Mabel and Melvin Leabo and John Kollar; his parents, Sterling Zimmerman and Elnora and Carl Carlson and a nephew, Eric Hiedeman.
Survivors include his siblings, Kenneth Zimmerman of Staples, Kim Zimmerman of Fergus Falls, JoAnne (Bryan) Hiedeman of Fergus Falls, Sylvia Olsen of Fergus Falls, and Marianne (fiancÈ Brad Moore) Carlson of Fergus Falls, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home
Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Rev. Patrick Herzog
Burial: Tonseth Cemetery, rural Erhard
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls