William M. "Tooley" Zimmerman, 75, of 3034 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday night, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Kane following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 15, 1936 in Rasselas, son of Michael and Mary Fiscus Zimmerman. He married Cecelia Yankovich on June 29, 1963 in St. Ann's Church, Wilcox, and she preceded him in death on April 2, 1990.
He resided in the Wilcox-Rasselas area all his life and attended Wilcox High School.
He was a member of Holy Cross-St. Ann's Church, Wilcox American Legion, and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club. He loved to hunt, fish, play baseball and polka dance. He was a Korean War Vet serving overseas as a Specialist, 3rd class as a tank driver with the U.S. Army. He was employed by Penntech Papers-Willamette Industries for 18 years, retiring in 1997. He also worked for B&O Railroad for 10 years and at Keystone Carbon in St. Marys for seven years.
He is survived by two sons, Marty A. Zimmerman and his wife Michele of Rasselas and Randall "Randy" Zimmerman and friend Kelley Dean; four grandchildren, Kevin Klink, Heather Zimmerman, Larissa Zimmerman, and Randall Zimmerman II; his longtime companion Marilyn Tunall; three brothers, Donald Zimmerman and his wife Mary of Wilcox, Robert "Bobby" Zimmerman and his wife Mary Lou of Greensburg, and Charles "Chuck" Zimmerman of Bradford; and three sisters, Sandra Myers of Wilcox, Mary Jane, Mrs. Kenny Muroski of Parlin, N.J., and Marguarite Kay, Mrs. Wally Lobaush of Greensburg.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly Rhodes and Kathy Williams.
A Mass of Christian Burial for William M. Zimmerman will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg on Friday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. David J. Wilson, Pastor.
Interment will be Holy Cross Cemetery, Rasselas.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.