Erwin J. Zimmerman

July 28, 1924 - Sept. 27, 2007

Erwin J. Zimmerman, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Fort Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1924, in New Glarus, the son of John and Anna (nee Zwiefel) Zimmerman.

On Feb. 10, 1948, he married Joyce Wiemer in Whitewater. He farmed in Palmyra on the family farm his entire life.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce; his children, Lynn of Fort Atkinson, Joe of Whitewater, Nancy (David) Andritsch of Hartland, Judy (Bill) Gapp of Dousman and Peggy (Martin) Witterholt of Burlington; daughter-in-law, Karen (the late Tony) Zimmerman of Whitewater; 18 grandchildren, Dale (Dawn), Keith, Rachel, Aaron, (Melissa), Roy (Paula), Jacob, Ben Zimmerman, Karie (Jamie) Lutz, Jannet (Rich) Johnson, Chris (Sarah), Eric, James Andritsch, Steven, Jonathan, Justin Gapp, Caleb, Ethan and Hannah Witterholt; eight great-grandchildren, Branden Eiden, Blake, John, Chase, Miles, Emma Zimmerman, Jillian Johnson and Hunter Lutz; sisters, Iona Turner and Lois Nyman; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Zimmerman and Louella Millard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sylvan and Lorenz Zimmerman; sister, Viola (Ray) Adams; and son, Tony.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Mealys Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home. The Rev. Gerald Wendt will officiate with burial in Hillside Cemetery in Palmyra.

Mealys Funeral Home in Palmyra, 495-2127, is serving the family.