Wayne V. Zimmerman, 91, residing in Ohio Veterans Home, and formerly of Collins, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on March 26, 1921 in Huron, OH, and was a graduate of Huron High School.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during WW II as a electricians mate 3rd class.
Wayne was employed by Baltes Construction and Bob Price Construction as a heavy equipment operator, worked for Save Ohio as a highway inspector, and was a lifelong farmer.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wakeman, Western Reserve Booster Club, American Legion, and was a 4-H advisor in Huron County for 10 years, with the Saddle Club. Wayne loved horses and would be remembered by many for driving the Amish community around for appointments, livestock sales, and many other of their needs for transportation.
He is survived by his children, Diane (Ron) McBrayer, of Columbia, S.C., Carol Manfull and Richard Zimmerman, of Collins, and C. David Zimmerman, of Georgetown, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nephews, and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Mae (Huffman) Zimmerman on Nov. 28, 2000; parents, Charles and Ursula (Smith) Zimmerman; sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Charles “Bus” Lyons; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Rosemary Zimmerman.
A graveside service for Wayne and his wife Hilda will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Scott Cemetery, Huron Avery Road, Huron. Deacon Jack Busam will officiate. American Legion Post 83 Honor Guard, Sandusky, will provide a military tribute.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.