Lynn J. Zimmerman

Birth Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 1937
Date of Passing: 
Monday, February 4, 2019

Wooster – Lynn “Zeke” Zimmerman, age 81 of Wooster passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday February 4, 2019 after an extended illness. 

Zeke was born on March 4, 1937 to the late Bruce and Carmen Zimmerman of Wooster.  He married Ginny (Menne) Zimmerman on August 18, 1962; she survives along with three sons; Matt (April) of Arkansas, Mitch (Stephanie) of North Carolina, and Monti (Cindy) of Medina.  His grandchildren are: Quade and Keegan of North Carolina and Gabriel, Elijah and Lily of Medina. 

He is a U.S. Army veteran spending time overseas, including Okinawa. 

Upon his return from service, Zeke received his Undergraduate degree from Ashland College and a Graduate degree from the University of Akron. 

Zeke spent his entire professional career in education.  He served in many roles during his tenure, including: teacher, school counselor, principal and superintendent.

He was an avid reader, historian and lifelong learner.  He held a special interest in the civil war and enjoyed various subjects including: biographies, politics, travel, world religions and cultures.  Zeke loved to engage people in conversation and reminiscing with friends and family.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and was ready to share a story and libation with friends and strangers alike. 

Family and friends will be received Sunday February 10, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave. Wooster, OH 44691.  A memorial service at the church will be held immediately following with light refreshments.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster


Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church


We are so sorry to hear of Zeke's passing. We pray for peace and healing to all of his family.

Our heartfelt sympathy to Ginny and the boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be deeply missed!

Zeke will be deeply missed. My grandfather (Larry Gamertsfelder) always talked so highly of him. Thoughts and prayers!

Monti and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss of your amazing father.
I will keep your entire family in my prayers that you all will get strength from all of the warm memories that you will always cherish of your Father and may you have peace in your heart....God Bless you and your family!

Will miss Zeke dearly. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Ginny, Monti, Mitch & Matt- our sympathies and prayers go out to you doing this time. I know your Dad is at peace and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Thoughts and prayers to the Zimmerman family. I have many fond memories of time spent with Lynn and the entire family.

Monti, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Monti and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Monti & Zimmerman family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. May the love of your family help guide you through this difficult time.

Monti and family,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the thoughts and prayers get you through this time of loss.

Goodbye old friend.

I am so sorry about Zeke’s death. I have so many fond memories of him. It was always so hard for me to call him Mr. Zimmerman when I was at Edgewood. I remember once slipping out Zeke and the teacher that was with him asked Zeke if he knew me. Zeke laughed and said she was the flower girl in my wedding. We laughed about that the last time I saw him at Tom Shamp’s funeral. He was such a good guy. I hope all of your memories provide you comfort in the coming days, Ginny.

We are so sorry to hear of Zeke's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

May God comfort you in your time of sorrow!
Prayers for your family!

Dear Ginny, Matt, Mitch, Monti and family...
I just heard of Zeke's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Much love and heartfelt sympathy to you all.

Our deepest sympathy to the family. So sorry to be posting this at such a late date. We did not know until this evening..... he definitely will be missed. A very fine man.

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