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Walter Zimmerman

Posted 2022-09-16 by mhenderson
Published by The Miner on Sep. 15, 2022 -
Kingman, Arizona -

Walter Zimmerman is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Walter
Zimmerman, on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022.

Walter was born on Oct. 22, 1948 to Walter A. Zimmerman and Constance
Stelmack-Zimmerman in Cleveland, Ohio. He married Rosalie Ann Sury and
moved to Kingman, Arizona in March 1970. He is now in the loving arms of
our Lord and Savior.

Walter grew up on a farm and always had a place in his heart for
animals. While attending Mentor High School in Ohio, he played football
and was on the wrestling team. He played linebacker on the three-time
conference championship team. Walter worked for Penn Central Railroad in
Ohio, which spurred his love of trains and led to his collection of many
models and gauges of trains.

Walter was a craftsman in woodworking and construction building custom
furniture and homes in Ohio and Arizona. He was a general contractor for
both residential and commercial building for most of his life. Walter
was a master mechanic and enjoyed solving challenges through machining
and fabricating unique components to restore vehicles and machines to
working order.

In the Kingman Community, Walter shared his passions and talents with
several youth organizations. He volunteered as a coach for Kingman Youth
football, mentor for the KHS first Robotics Team 60, sponsor for Kingman
Youth Soccer League, and project leader and mentor for Mohave County 4-H
and Kingman Future Farmers of America. Most recently, Walter, worked
with 4-H youth helping them to learn leathercrafting. Walter served the
congregation of Grace Lutheran Church as a greeter.

Walter’s family meant everything to him and he enjoyed spending time
playing cards and board games with his wife, children, grandchildren,
and great-grandchildren. He was a passionate connoisseur of old Western
movies, had his favorite game shows to watch, and always had a model
that he was working on. Walter always looked forward to sharing his
knowledge and skills with his children and grandchildren, setting them
up for success. He loved to decorate the house for holidays knowing that
he would share those specials times with family and friends. He
especially loved the big Christmas gatherings with family, food and fun.
Walter enjoyed practical jokes and making people laugh. Most of all,
Walter was a great provider and patriarch who is and always will be
cherished and loved by family and friends.

Walter is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 52 years,
Rosalie Sury-Zimmerman. He is the father to six adult children:
Stephanie Angle (Cliff), Rosalie Kennon (Clint), Augusta Forsse (Michael
Joe), Walter Zimmerman (Julianna), Jason Zimmerman and Nicole Cates
(Raleigh). He is the grandfather to many grandchildren: Benjamin Angle
(Meghan), Geoffrey Angle, Elizabeth Angle, Catherine Angle, Tyler
Kennon, Brooke Forsse, Gracie Forsse, Wesley Forsse, James Pope, MaKenna
Zimmerman, Chandler Zimmerman, Alissa Quattlebaum (Shawn), Austin Cates
and Hannah Cates. He is the great-grandfather to Oliver Angle, William
Walter Quattlebaum and Brynlie Cates. Walter has additional family
members and friends who have shared in his life and love.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in
Kingman, Arizona on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m.

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