Allen Zimmerman, 78|
William Zimmerman lost a long and courageous battle with cancer,
surrounded by his family, on Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 78. Beloved
husband of 53 years to Jeanne. Loving father of Kathy (John) Wetzel of
Vermont and Paul of Waukesha. Dear grandfather of Ryan, Erika and
Alyssa. Brother of twin sister Luella (late Earl) Dekker of West Bend.
He leaves behind many other dear family and friends. Allen was preceded
in death by his parents, William and Edith.
Allen attended McLane Grade School and graduated from West Bend High
School in 1953. Allen proudly served in the U.S. Army Honor Guard in
He married his best friend and soul mate, Jeanne Bassett. They moved to
Wauwatosa where they raised their family.
Allen retired from the U.S. Post Office after 30 years of employment. He
enjoyed time with family and friends, and especially loved trips to the
family cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Allen liked watching Wisconsin
sports (Bucks, Packers, Brewers), and loved Bingo, word puzzles and his
furry canine friends Duke, Buddy, and Toby.
There will be a private celebration of Allen’s life. In lieu of flowers,
the family would like to request memorials to the Zilber Family Hospice,
of Wauwatosa, or a charity of choice. “We would like to give heartfelt
thanks to Leah, Deana and the entire Zilber staff for their
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services, Wauwatosa, served the
family; (414) 774-5010.