Don G. "Zimmie" Zimmerman, of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of Mohawk, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Don was at home and had his loving family by his side.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1944, in Binghamton, the son of the late Mary Ludlow and Cecil (Carl) Zimmerman. Don attended Mohawk Central School, class of 1962. On Jan. 18, 1975, he was joined in marriage to Margaret V. Rose. After 31 years as a union steward at Chicago Pneumatic, he retired. After his retirement, he opened Zimmie's Cycle in Mohawk. He later relocated to Cleveland, Tenn., to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He always looked forward to riding the motorcycle he has owned since 1981 and visiting Daytona Bike Week. His friends would say that he was a very wise man and mentor. Don will always be remembered as a well-respected and faithful Harley Davidson enthusiast who always quoted, "Ride It Like You Stole It.
Don is survived by his beloved wife, Marge, and his children, Don and wife, Anne, of Minnesota, Keith Paul, of Tennessee, Kimberly Zimmerman, of Alabama, and Kristen Zimmerman, of Tennessee. He also leaves 13 cherished grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his sister, Charlotte Price and husband, John, of Mohawk, and brother, Carl (Buddy) Zimmerman, of Florida.
In keeping with Don's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service on Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Shells Bush Road, Little Falls.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Harry J. Enea, Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer (866-1011).