Jarold Lewis “Jerry” Zimmerman, 77, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away April 7, 2020 at his home. He was born October 20, 1942 in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of John L. and Mary Eunice Lewis Zimmerman. Jerry has resided in Sterling since 1976, formerly of Kearney, Nebraska. He attended Union 5, rural Reno County for 1st through 8th Grades, and graduated from Sterling High School with the class of 1960. Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering and Business from Kansas State University in 1966. He was a farmer and owner/operator of Sterling Farm Supply, Inc. from 1980 until retiring in 2010. Jerry was a member and trustee of First United Methodist Church, Sterling, board member of Reno County/Medford Township, board member of Cottonwood Lake Association, board member of Sterling Vision 2000, and a 4-H tractor safety instructor. He enjoyed working on model airplanes and rockets, hunting, fishing, and loved traveling, especially to Alaska. On August 22, 1964, Jerry was united in marriage with Helen Louann Couch in Anthony, Kansas. She preceded in death July 21, 2009. He is also preceded in death by his parents. Jerry is survived by his three children, Jeff Zimmerman and wife Nancy of Vancouver, WA, Jennifer Davis and husband Matt of Kansas City, MO, and their daughter Meg, Jonathan Zimmerman and wife Meischa of Sterling, and their children, Danika and Easton Bingle; sister, Marabeth Scott and husband Tom of Lenexa, KS, sister-in-law, Marsha Couch of Temple, AZ. due to limits on social gatherings, private family graveside services will take place at Sterling Community Cemetery, Sterling, KS. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Sterling, or Jerry Zimmerman Grandchildren Education Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.
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