Floyd Joseph Zimmer, the son of John and Kathryn (Hecket) Zimmer, was born in Cherokee, IA on April 11, 1925. He grew up on the family farm, attended Maryhill Catholic School during his primary years, and graduated from Quimby High School.
Floyd was proud to have served in the United States Army. His service included duties in the Philippines and New Guinea during WWII, and later, in occupied Korea.
He married Beulah Creswell on January 30, 1960, in Sioux City, IA. Their family soon grew to include two children, Dale and Diane. Floyd joined his father in the family farming operation, a legacy that would eventually include his own son and grandsons. Over the years he farmed the ground and raised feeder cattle, a cow/calf herd, and hogs. He loved going to farm sales and county fairs-anywhere he could visit with neighbors and friends. He enjoyed listening to Country Western and Polka music. He was a long-time member of the Maryhill Visitation Church, and later the I.C. Catholic Church. He served in various capacities with both parishes. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Quimby American Legion, and served on the Rural Cherokee Fire Board for over 25 years.
Floyd passed away at the Accura Healthcare Center in Cherokee, IA on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at age 91. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Kathryn, a brother Loren, and his son, Dale.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Beulah; his daughter, Diane and her husband, Bruce Gruetzmacher of Henderson, MN; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Zimmer of Marcus, IA; three grandchildren, John, Jeremy and Jennie Zimmer; two great-grandchildren, Apryl and Sarah Mesler; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WILL PRAY THE ROSARY AT 4:30 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery, rural Cherokee
Military graveside rites conducted by Cherokee L.A. Westcott VFW Post #2253 and the Quimby American Legion.