Tricounty News

Stephan (Steve) Zimmer, 53

Stephan (Steve) Zimmer of Watkins, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. He was 53.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Stephan (Steve) Joseph Zimmer was born Jan. 16, 1960, at Grand Rapids, Mich., to Eugene and Mary (Beckwith) Zimmer. He moved with his parents to Excelsior, Minn., in 1969. Steve was a 1978 graduate of Benilde-St. Margaret High School. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota in Duluth and Minneapolis. Steve was employed as a machinist until 2002, when he moved to his parents’ home on Clear Lake, south of Watkins, to assist them in their retirement. He enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, fishing and hunting.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother Mary Zimmer.

He is survived by his father Eugene Zimmer of Watkins; brothers and sister and their spouses John (and Barbara) Zimmer of Cologne, Minn., James (and Christy) Zimmer of Waconia, Thomas Zimmer of South Haven, and Victoria (and Michael) Howard of Pittsford, N.Y.