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Bill Zimmerman

November 8, 1938 — March 12, 2023


Bill Zimmerman


Billie G. Zimmerman, 84, of Vicksburg, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at his daughter’s home in Plainwell surrounded by family. Bill was born November 8, 1938, in Girard, KS, the son of James and Bonnie (Keigley) Zimmerman. He enlisted in the United States Navy for two years in the Fighter Squadron, then served in the Navy Reserves with the Navy Seabees. In 1959, Bill married Joyce Merriam, who preceded him in death in 1994. He is survived by two children, Julie (Rick) Muller and Gary Zimmerman; two granddaughters, Jessica Pero and Holly Muller; two great grandchildren, Mason and Julia Pero; siblings, Tom (Judi) Adams, Gary (Cathy) Adams, Betty (Louie) Switzer, and Helen (Dick) Francisco.

Bill’s passions in life were his family, riding motorcycles, gardening and spending winters in Florida. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ken and Keith Adams, Frank and John Fornoff, sisters, Catherine Adams and Fran Therkildsen.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene, 7520 E. U Avenue, Vicksburg, MI 49097.

While visiting Bill’s webpage at please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Centrica Care Navigators.

The Zimmerman family is being cared for by Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes Vicksburg Chapel, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097, (269) 649-1697.

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Memorial Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene

7520 East U Ave, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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