Jerome 'Jerry' Zimmer

    Jerome “Jerry” L. Zimmer, 80, of Lincoln, died unexpectedly Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  
    Visitation will be held at Wyuka  Funeral Home from 2 - 8 p.m. with family present from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at 84th and Pioneers in Lincoln.
    Memorials may be made to the University of Nebraska Student-Athlete Experience Fund, the Montgomery County Family YMCA or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
    Wyuka Funeral Home, Cemetery & Park in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.
    Jerry was born to Mae ( Plattner) and Nicholas Zimmer on Sept. 30, 1935 in Del Norte, Colo.  He earned his degree from Colorado State University where he was a member of the rodeo and square dancing programs. Jerry impacted lives as a teacher, long-time Farmers National farm manager and UNL Guest/Security Relations and Event Staff employee. He enjoyed the many sporting events of Logan and Caden, walking with his wife and attending athletic and other special events throughout Lincoln.  Jerry was a proud member and volunteer of St. Marks Church in Lincoln.  Jerry was a Veteran of the United States Army.  He served as Deputy District Governor with the Lion’s Club.
    Survivor include his wife, Helen (Frank) Zimmer; sons, Nick Zimmer and wife, Nancy (Red Oak, Iowa), Keith Zimmer and wife, Michelle (Lincoln); grandsons Logan and Caden Zimmer; sister in-law Cheryl Cole (Broomfield, Colo.), niece Stephanie Van Scoyk and many other family members and loved ones.   
    He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard, Robert and Don Zimmer, along with several infant brothers.
    Online condolences may be left at

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