William Leonard “Bill” Zimmerman was born June 24, 1921 in Lineville, Iowa the son of Gay A. and Della N. (Caulkins) Zimmerman.
Bill was raised in the Knoxville area and as a young man, he farmed and worked for milling companies. He farmed many years in Truro and Lorimor, Iowa prior to his retirement. Bill has lived in Des Moines for the last 67 years. Bill and his longtime companion, Reita Dumas enjoyed square dancing, traveling and attending the Senior Citizen’s Center.
Bill passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Ramsey Village, in Des Moines, at the age of 91 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Reita Dumas and his sister, Margaret Sievers both of Des Moines; niece, Georgia Patterson of West Des Moines, whom he helped raise, and many other family members and friends.
A graveside funeral service for will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery, in Knoxville, Iowa, Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home one hour prior to the graveside service. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com.