William “Bill” H. Zimmer, 89, of Erie, KS, died at 7:00 P.M., Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul.
He was born November 28, 1933 at Fergus Falls, MN, a son of Henry and Anna (Bremer) Zimmer. He grew up on a farm in Fergus Falls and attended school there. After completing high school in 1952 he attended Moorhead State University at Moorhead, MN. He graduated in 1956 and began his teaching career at Harvey, ND. He then enlisted in the United States Army in 1957 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA. He was discharged in 1959 and moved to St. John, ND and taught seventh and eighth grade until 1961. He then lived at Geraldine, MN from 1961 until 1962 where he taught Eighth Grade and was the high school librarian. He lived in Cheyenne, WY and was the junior high school librarian from 1962 until moving to the Erie 1982, where he was the librarian at the Erie and Thayer High Schools until his retirement in 1995.
He was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church at Fergus Falls and a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Erie. He was also a life-time member of the National Education Association. He enjoyed walking his dog around Erie and travelling. He made many trips to Corpus Christi, TX.
Survivors include numerous cousins and many family and friends. His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 15, 2022 at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Knollwood Memorial Gardens at Fergus Falls, MN. Memorials are preferred to the First Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, 402 S. Court Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.
Funeral arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls for William “Bill” Zimmer.