Dale Zimmer, 47, of Marcus, died of complications following surgery Sept. 4, 2008 at his home
Funeral services were held on Sept. 8 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Rev. Eugene Murray officiated. Burial was held in the Maryhill Visitation Cemetery in rural Cherokee.
Dale was born on May 10, 1961 in Cherokee to Floyd and Beulah (Creswell) Zimmer. He attended high school at Meriden-Cleghorn and graduated in 1979. Dale went on to attend college in Sheldon at NITCC. After his education he returned home to farm with his father Floyd. On April 27, 1991 he married Kathy Reis at the Maryhill Church in rural Cherokee. Dale enjoyed farming and going to sales and farm shows. He also enjoyed watching his children play sports. Dale was a member of the Cattlemen's Association and also the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus.
Dale is survived by his wife, Kathy; two sons, John and Jeremy Zimmer of Marcus; a step-daughter, Jennie Malone of Schleswig; two grandchildren Apryl Harkins and Sarah Harkins; his parents, Floyd and Beulah Zimmer of Cherokee; a sister, Diane Gruetzmacher and her husband, Bruce, of Belle Plaine, Minn.; his mother-in-law, Charlotte Reis of Holstein.