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Roy Zimmerman

May 20, 1929 — January 30, 2021

Roy Eldon Zimmerman, 91, of Gridley, IL passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Saturday January 30, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on May 20, 1929 in Metamora, IL a son of Louis and Fannie Yergler Zimmerman. He married Helen L. Beutel of Tremont on October 7, 1951. She survives.

Survivors also include his children, Jeanette (Jim) Lavallier of Gridley; Nancy (Davis) Wulf of Morris, MN; Norma (Curtis) Witzig of Gridley; Michael (Sandy) Zimmerman of Dublin, OH; Judith Irene (Gary) Musselman of Deer Creek; two brothers, Robert (dec. Madlyn) Zimmerman of Metamora; William (Myrna) Zimmerman of Georgia; one sister, Mary(Robert) Bradle of Roanoke; two sisters-in-law Elsie and June. He has 19 grandchildren plus their spouses, and 38 great grandchildren that blessed him over and over.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Earl and Donald Zimmerman and Edith( Howard) Sauder.

Roy worked for Country Companies for 13 years and was a life long farmer in the El Paso area.
Roy and Helen repented six weeks after they were married. Their Faith carried them through 69 years of marriage. Roy shared his vision of Angels as his end drew near. What a comfort to his family.

We are so thankful for dad's special nurse Kasey with Carle Hospice who guided us through this Journey. Her help and compassion is appreciated.

Roy was a member of Gridley Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Church Ministers will officiate. The service will be available on the church website at Visitation will be held from
9:00-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, before the service at the church. Burial will be in the Gridley Cemetery. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is handling arrangements for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gridley Ambulance or Lifesong for Orphans. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


FEB 2. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)

Gridley Apostolic Christian Church
319 E. Seventh St.
Gridley, IL

Funeral Service

FEB 2. 10:30 AM (CST)

Gridley Apostolic Christian Church
319 E 7th St
Gridley, IL 61744

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