Note: ----Harold R. Zimmer may be a brother of Walter Zimmer ------- Salem Special, Salem, SD January 2, 1997 Funeral Mass for Harold R. Zimmer was held December 30, 1996 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Montrose, SD. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Terry Weber. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Zimmer, Richard Huls, Fred Zimmer, Thomas Zimmer, Patrick Keating, and David Gruenke. Harold R. Zimmer was born January 3, 1920 in rural Montrose, SD to George and Alma (Ebersviller) Zimmer. He attended St. Ann's School in Humboldt, SD and Mount Pleasant Rural School. He served in the Army during W.W.II as an infantryman with the 11th Field Artillery, Battery C. he served overseas in the Pacific Area. He was discharged October 20, 1945. After the war he returned to the family farm near Montrose where he remained the rest of his life. He farmed and raised cattle until retiring in 1982. He continued to live on the farm after retiring. Harold passed away at his farm near Montrose on December 23, 1996. He had reached the age of 76 years, 11 months and 20 days. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Montrose, SD, and the Humboldt and Montrose American Legion Posts. He had served as Commander of the Humboldt American Legion several years ago. he belonged to the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Card Club. Harold enjoyed visiting with people and always had the coffee pot on. His farm became a popular gathering place for area farmers and other going by to stop. He loved children and was always a favorite "Uncle" with his nieces and nephews. Survivors include six brothers: Walter and Eugene Zimmer of Montrose, SD; Stanley Zimmer of Bellevue, WA; Frances Zimmer of Gardena, CA; Paul Zimmer of Shawnee, KS; Tom Zimmer of Sioux Falls, SD; five sisters, Margaret Huls of Montrose, SD; Marcella Keating of Salt Lake City, UT; Rita (Mrs. Jack) Wear of Erie, PA; Lois (Mrs. Harold) Arnold of McIntosh, SD; and Mary (Mrs. Bernie) Gruenke of Burnsville, MN: and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alma (Ebersviller) Zimmer, and one brother Leroy Zimmer.
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