Lyle G. Zimmerman, 77

Lyle Gabriel Zimmerman, age 77, of St. Cloud, formerly of Howard Lake and Delano areas, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, in St. Cloud.

Memorial services will take place Friday June 26 at 10 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home, prior to the services. Inurnment with military honors will be at 11:45 a.m., meeting at Assembly Area #5, in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Lyle was born July 10, 1937, in Nicollet, MN, to Reinhard and Gertrude (Maas) Zimmerman.

He was a longtime farmer on Nelson Road in Independence. In his early years, he worked as an electrician in the Minneapolis area.

Lyle served in the Army during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged May 1, 1956.

An avid sports enthusiast, Lyle loved to support the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings. He also loved his tractors, especially the John Deeres. Playing bingo, cards, and dice; and fishing were some of his favorite pastimes, but most of all, he loved his grandchildren.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhard and Gertrude Zimmerman; a son, Gary Zimmerman; a son-in-law, Perry Leaf; and a brother-in-law, Harlin Stolt.

He is survived by his children: Gregory (JoAnne) Zimmerman, Paula Leaf-Jopp (Bobby Jopp), and Angela (Chris) Henry; grandchildren Michelle (Tomas) Matoska, Kari Zimmerman, Kendra (Chad) Bowe, Aaron Zimmerman, Acsia (Josh) Naessen, Kayla Blackwell, RayAnna Blackwell, Daniel Zimmerman, Raya Zimmerman, Meagan Henry, Jack Henry, Madison Henry, and Colton Henry; great-grandchildren Lily Davis, Forest Davis, Paige Naessen, Wyatt Naessen, and Brooklynn Bowe; and siblings Lloyd (Elaine) Zimmerman and Marlys Stolt.

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