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Conrad A. Zimmerman

Posted 2006-04-08 by Max Pitzer

Conrad A. “Butch” Zimmerman

Another One of our Precious Gifts” Has Gone to that “Better Place”

Conrad A. “Butch” Zimmerman, firstborn grandson of the late “Colonel” and Irene Olea Amavisca, and son of Herb and Barbara Amavisca Zimmerman, died suddenly on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at the age of 46.

A resident of Porterville, California, Butch was a successful entrepreneur, founder of CZAR, Inc. and Central Valley Steel who did business across the U.S., Canada and abroad.

He was known for his sense of humor and his love of friends and family. But most of all, he was known for his love of God.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; children, Elizabeth, Johnathan and Joseph, all of Porterville; siblings, Andy, Sherry and Lolita; nieces and nephews; uncle, Bob Zimmerman; his parents, all of California; maternal grandmother, Irene O. Amavisca; aunts, Millie Gonzales and Marie Cooper; uncles John, Frank Amavisca, of Yuma, and Pee-wee Amavisca, of Pine, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, “Colonel” Amavisca and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Zimmerman; and uncle, Conrad Amavisca, Jr.

Butch is sorely missed by numerous family members, friends and business associates.

The Tulare County, California Board of Supervisors proudly honored his life with a “Proclamation” dedicated to Butch, “who-by virtue of his devotion to God, family and country as well as his energy, humanity and spirit of community service, has left a wonderful legacy for the rest of us to follow.”

“Vaya con Dios, our Love.”

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