Francis Zimmerman


KEWANEE — Francis C. “Hank” “Zim” “Zimmy” Zimmerman, 95, of Kewanee passed away at 6:10 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Kewanee Care Home.

He was born March 1, 1922, in Bradford, the son of Carl and Estella “Stella” (Powers) Zimmerman. He married Eleanor Johnson on July 25, 1942, in Manlius. She preceded him in death in May of 1996. He later married Shirley A. Currier-Homer on Jan. 31, 1998, in Kewanee. She survives.

Hank graduated from Princeton high School in 1940. He served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II. He had farmed in the Malden, Manlius and Sheffield areas. He was very active in church activities in Wyanet and Kewanee. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed all sports especially golf.

Also surviving are his daughter, Sharon Lappin of Kewanee; his son, Gary (Dorothy) Zimmerman of Loma Linda, Calif.; a sister, Laura (Ray) McCall of Princeton; four grandchildren, Doug (April) Zimmerman, Scott (Alyssa) Zimmerman, Melissa (Rick) Baskett and Joe (April) Fjeld; and seven great-grandchildren, Cody Demas, Kyla, Tristen, Makenna and Addix Fjeld, and Amriel and Kendron Baskett.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Everett, Fred and Jesse.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Francis Zimmerman Memorial Fund.

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