Roger Zimmer

Roger Sheldon Zimmer

1937 - 2018

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Obituary of Roger Zimmer

Roger Zimmer, age 80, of Flint, died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.  A funeral service and celebration of Roger’s life will take place 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Martin  Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mount Morris. Pastor Larry   Nelson to officiate with cremation to follow. Roger’s family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and again on Thursday from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice or do a kind deed in the name of Roger. Roger was born in Ada, Michigan on November 24, 1937, to the late Mr. and Mrs. King and Azora (Figgins) Zimmer.  Roger faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.  He was honorably discharged on July 31, 1962.  On October 20, 1962, he married his love, Jeanine  Lowell.  The two started their own family, having three children. Roger retired from General Motors in 1994 where he worked as a shift fireman and as a Committeeman. In 1972, Roger joined the Beecher Fire  Department. His hard work and dedication to his department and community led him to earn the rank of Battalion Chief before he retired with over 30 years of service.  Roger’s love for helping people did not end at his Firefighting duties.  He would do anything to help someone in need, and he always put others before himself.  At family and social gatherings, he could often be found buying ice cream or goodies for all, making sure that nobody went without.  He once literally gave someone the shirt from his own back; he made sure that people were taken care of.  His kind spirts led him to be a prankster, and always loved telling and hearing jokes.  Roger was an active member of the Auto City Eagles, and the UAW local #326. He could be found in his garden tending to his roses, playing cards, having cookouts, and camping. His favorite camping spot was in Perth, Ontario, Canada, where many summers were spent fishing and having good times with friends. Roger was extremely proud of his family.  With all his heart, he loved his family and his dog Gizmo.  He taught his family and the people he loved to always be kind and stand proud. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jeanine Zimmer; children: Gerry and wife, Linda Zimmer, Maria Cannon and partner Jon Arnold, Debbie DeCoe and partner Larry Ostrander; grandchildren: Jason, Lindsey, Aleshia, Bradley, Brian, Elba, Nikki, Shaun, Zach; siblings:     Marian, Buzzy and Sally, Dennis and Loraine, Donald, Doris; in-laws: Bud, Don, Alan and Linda;  ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; sister Jeanette     Dickerson, son-in-law Steve Cannon,  mother and father-in-law, Arthur and Estella Lowell; brothers-in-law: Randy Lowell, Richard Dion, nephew Tommy Zimmer, niece Lisa Lowell; and his beloved dog Gizmo. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Care Team Hospice and Linda Cowan, for their compassionate care of Roger. Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home or online at www.martinfuneralhome.com

 

Wednesday
7
November

Visitation

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Martin Funeral, Cremation and Tribute Services of Mt. Morris
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd.
Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
(888) 686-2210
Thursday
8
November

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Martin Funeral, Cremation and Tribute Services of Mt. Morris
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd.
Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
(888) 686-2210
Thursday
8
November

Funeral

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Martin Funeral, Cremation and Tribute Services of Mt. Morris
1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd.
Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
(888) 686-2210