Donald Earl ZimmermanDecember 15, 1952 ~ April 19, 2017 (age 64)
Lowellville - Donald Earl Zimmerman, 64, died, after a year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer, Wednesday afternoon, April 19, 2017 at his farm with his family at his side.
Don was born December 15, 1952 in Youngstown, a son of the late Delbert and Ruth Baird Zimmerman.
A life-long resident of Lowellville, Don was a 1970 graduate of Lowellville High School. He received his Bachelor Degree in Dairy Science and Animal Husbandry from West Virginia University in 1974. From 1962 until 1994 Don was a dairy farmer for his family farm, Zimmerman Farms Inc. In 1994 until the present he was a hay and grain farmer. During that time, in 1998 Don was a meat inspector for the Ohio Department of Agriculture for Northeast Ohio.
In 1984, Don joined the Western Reserve Joint Fire District and 1985 became Captain of Station 93 where he continued to serve until his illness. He served on the Arson Task Force as an arson investigator and was also zoning inspector for Poland Township. Don was involved in 4H and served on the Market Live Stock committee at the Canfield Fair. In his younger years he was a member of the young farmers. Don was an active member of the Poland United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and was a long time usher.
Don loved surrounding himself with his family that also included his fire department family.
Don leaves the love of his life, the former Carol TouVelle, whom he married November 3, 1979; five daughters, Rebecca (Andy) Ward of Tecumseh, MI, Rachel (Dan) Leis of Oregon, OH, Abigail Zimmerman of Lowellville, Hannah (Jake) McAdams of Tupelo, MS, and Martha Zimmerman of Lowellville; one son, Jacob (Ashley) Zimmerman of Lowellville; five brothers, Charles (Patricia) Zimmerman of Troy, OH, Arthur (Diane) Zimmerman of Huntsville, AL, Robert (Jeanne) Zimmerman of Southern Pines, NC, Elmer (Lynelle) Zimmerman of Hanoverton, OH, and Frank Zimmerman of Pulaski, PA; six grandchildren, Abel and Ruthanne Zimmerman, Evelyn and Josephine Ward, Annabel Leis, and baby boy McAdams who is on the way; and his aunt, Betty Zimmerman of Fresno, OH.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 11:00 AM at the Poland United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Grant officiating. Interment will follow at the Mahoning Presbyterian Cemetery in Pulaski, PA.
Friends will be received Sunday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Monday from 10-10:45 AM at the church prior to the service.
Contributions may be made to the Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Youngstown Road, Youngstown, OH 44514, Akron Children's Hospital, 8423 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512 or to the Hope Center for Cancer 835 Southwestern Run Youngstown OH 44514.
Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.
Akron Children's Hospital
8423 Market Street, Youngstown OH 44512
Poland United Methodist Church
1940 Boardman-Poland Rd., Poland OH 44514
Hope Center for Cancer
835 Southwestern Run, Youngstown OH 44514