LeRoy Zimmer, 69LeRoy Wilfred Zimmer, 69, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
LeRoy Wilfred Zimmer, 69, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
LeRoy was born January 12, 1943 in Albertville to Wilfred and Isabel (Meyer) Zimmer. He was baptized, confirmed and attended school at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville. After his schooling he helped his family farm.
LeRoy was united in marriage to Kathleen Dunne on March 11, 1972 at St. Steven’s Catholic Church in Anoka. To this union, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Jennifer. The family lived in the Twin Cities area where LeRoy worked installing sewer systems for a few years. He then worked for Hoffman Engineering in Anoka for 30 years and retired in 2003. LeRoy and Kathleen then moved to Garfield to be closer to their daughter and grandsons and moved to Alexandria in 2010.
LeRoy enjoyed puttering around the house and working outside in his yard and garden. He also loved to collect toy tractors. LeRoy was a very kind and loving family man who was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
LeRoy is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen, of Alexandria; daughter, Jennifer Barber of Alexandria; grandsons, Dylan, Kyle and Evan Barber; siblings, Norman (Mable) Zimmer of Elk River, Marian (William) Haas of Colby, WI, Madeline (Kennethy) Dombroski of St. Cloud, Harold Zimmer of Monticello, Dorothy (James) Lenneman of St. Cloud, Kenneth (Tricia) Zimmer of Otsego, Dennis (Lydia) Zimmer of Hampton, VA, Bernadine (David) Betzler of Anoka; sister-in-law, Bunny Zimmer of Anoka; brother-in-law, Loren Merges of Albertville, and many nieces and nephews.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Isabel; brothers, Melvin, Richard, Donald and Allan; and sister, Catherine Merges.
Special thanks to Dr. John Emblom and the caring staff of Douglas County Hospital.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Father Steve Binsfeld officiating. Inurnment was held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Honorary urn bearers were LeRoy’s grandsons, Dylan, Kyle and Evan Barber.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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