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Donald Zimmerman, Sr.

Donald Gene "Don" Zimmerman, Sr.

January 12, 1940 - January 16, 2019
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Obituary

Donald “Don” G. Zimmerman Sr., 79, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at Eagle Point Health Care Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Funeral services will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 22, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel. A visitation will occur 2 hours prior from 12 pm until the service hour on Tuesday. Burial takes place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Don was born January 12, 1940 in East St. Louis, Illinois the son of Raymond and Gladys (Hay’s) Zimmerman. Don was united in marriage to Dixie Tieso on December 2, 1962 in Clinton, Iowa.

Don began his career working at the Climax, Company and concluded his career working at Sivyer Steel, in Bettendorf, after 20 years.

Don enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He loved to talk like Donald Duck, his favorite cartoon character, and collected McDonald’s toys since 1972. Don volunteered, dressing up as Santa Claus or a Clown, for various events – he loved to make people smile. Don and his wife operated the Clinton Rescue Mission for the homeless; he had a golden heart, always willing to help the less fortunate. Above all, he loved his family very much especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don is survived by his daughters – Tina (Delbert) Stratton of Pisgah, IA and Vickie Zimmerman of Clinton; sons – Don (Ellen) Zimmerman and Richard (Crystal) Zimmerman both of Clinton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sisters – Ellen (John) Miller of New Orleans, LA and Marge Knight of ID; with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Don in death were his parents, his wife Dixie, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.

Memorials made can be directed to the wishes of the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday January 22, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing DR.
    Clinton, IA 52732
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday January 22, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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