MIFFLINTOWN - Edward A. "Ed" Zimmerman Sr., 71, of Mifflintown, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at his home.
Born Dec. 6, 1940, on the family farm in Licking Creek Valley, he was the son of the late Chester and Sarah (Nealman) Zimmerman.
He is survived by: his wife, Francene (Berrier) Zimmerman, whom he married Sept. 4, 1964; one son, Eric E. Zimmerman and wife, Jennifer, of Landisburg; three granddaughters, Hannah, Addison and Molly Zimmerman; a daughter-in-law, Mylene Zimmerman, of Port Royal; two sisters and four brothers, Darleen "Sis" Long and husband, Larry, Larry Zimmerman and wife, Evie, and Vickie Bryner and husband, Tom, all of Port Royal, Richard "Dick" Zimmerman and wife, Linda, and Fred Zimmerman and wife, Linda, all of Mifflintown, and Ted Zimmerman, of Mifflin; mother-in-law, Phyllis Stoner, of Mifflin; and his brother-in-law, Gene Stoner, of Mifflin.
He was preceded in death by: one son, Edward A. "Eddie" Zimmerman Jr.; one daughter, Melissa R. Zimmerman; five brothers, Dave, Ken, Jerry, Ferry and Warren "Butch" Zimmerman; and one sister, Brenda Brookhart.
Ed graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1958. He was a veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps.
He worked as a technician for United Telephone and then for Sprint.
He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and a past member of the Marine Corps League.
There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley, with the Rev. Chris Mathiason officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. There will be no viewing.
The family will provide all funeral flowers and respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Building Fund, 8489 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Ed Zimmerman Jr. Scholarship Fund in care of the Friendship Fire Company, P.O. Box 274, Port Royal, PA 17082.
Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements and condolences may be sent online at www.gussfh.com.