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Kerry Zimmel, 63

Kerry Donald Zimmel, 63, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Kerry was born April 13, 1950 in Alexandria, the son of Andrew and Dorathea (Muyres) Zimmel. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River.

The Zimmel family lived on a farm near Belle River where Kerry enjoyed the animals and tractors. As a teenager, he moved into a group home in Brainerd and lived in several different homes where he enjoyed helping the workers by riding in the garbage truck or just watching the traffic.

He is survived by his sisters, Karen Ammerman of Alexandria and Ramona Radil of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Darrel, Vincent and Romuald; sisters, Arlene Stedje and Violet LeRoy; niece, Judith Bond; and great-nephews, Jeremy Bond and Kevin Zimmel.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River. Burial was at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;