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Graveside Ceremony: 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Golden Cemetery, rural Louisville, with military funeral honors presented
Charles J. Zimmerman, age 77, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Friday afternoon, November 17, 2023, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.
Charlie was born March 31, 1946, in Xenia, the son of Charles Clifford “Cliff” and Freida (Colclasure) Zimmerman. He married Jean Kennett on October 23, 1970, in Flora, and together they shared 47 years of marriage prior to her passing away on September 26, 2018.
Charlie served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic. He had been a driver for Cargill, and his exceptional record of one million accident-free and ticket-free miles earned him the honor of having a day in Flora named after him – "Charlie Zimmerman Day." He later worked in managing and dispatch at McDaniel Transit. He was a member of the Flora American Legion and lifetime member of the Flora VFW. In the past he had been known as an avid pool player, a laid-back fisherman, and how he really liked cars, particularly the fastest ones. Charlie will always be remembered as a great friend to many, even including the companionship of his canine pals, Bobbi Lynn and Zipper.
He is survived by his 3 siblings, Carl Zimmerman and wife Dana, Trudy Stanford and husband Rick, and Nancy Mink and husband Steve; several nephews and nieces; a sister-in-law, Sheila Mattox and husband Roy; and special friend, Vickie Hill.
Charlie and Jean were preceded in passing by their cherished son, Charles Jacob “Jake” Zimmerman in 1993. Charlie is also preceded in passing by his parents and a sister, Shirley Eaton and her husband Neil.
A graveside ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Golden Cemetery, rural Louisville, with Gene McAllister officiating. Military funeral honors will be presented. Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to either the Flora American Legion Post 14 or Flora VFW Post 3999. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
My condolences to the family 🙏
Charlie was a great guy. Sorry for your loss. Jane
So sorry for your loss.
Sure gonna miss you "Sir Charles ".you were a great friend with sense of humor beyond measure . Being at the Legion on Sunday afternoon will not be the same . Rest in peace our friend . Yours friends Les & Stacy ..
Rest in peace uncle Charlie sure going two miss you love you fly high
I am sad to learn of Charlie's passing....I've known him all my life and he was such a great guy. My condolences to all of his family. RIP Charlie.
So sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a super good guy.
Our sincere sympathies to Carl, Trudy, Nancy and families. Our hearts hurt for you in this painful loss. Charlie was a good man. Prayers are with each of you. God bless. RIP Charlie❤️
Hello friends. I am so sorry to hear about our wonderful friend, Charlie. You all have such a wonderful family. You have my sincere sympathy and prayers. With love, David Lewis
Charlie was a great, kind and funny guy. His laugh was infectious, along with his funny sense of humor. He would have get togethers in his shed and you always had a good time. His door was always open and you were welcomed with a smile. You will be missed very much. Condolences and prayers to the family. RIP Charlie.🙏♥️
We've been thinking of you since we heard, and we are so sorry for your loss. Yor are all in our prayers.
I will miss you all of my days. I love you.
So very sorry for the loss of Charlie..may God comfort you all. He always had a beautidul smile.
So sorry for your loss.
Hard to belive he's gone he will be missed!
Charlie was such a great person. Always gave me a hard time when we seen one another. He will be greatly missed.
We are so sorry you have lost your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are sending love and hugs. May God be with you all.❤
Sorry for your loss our deepest condolences
My sincerest condolences to you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy I wish you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.
So very sad to hear of Charlie's passing. Prayers for his family.
Charlie was a great man and a will be missed
Sorry for your Loss,, Prayers to you and Family
Sympathy is extended to The Family and Friends. Sorry for Your Loss.
Our sincere sympathies, hoping all the happy memories will give you comfort during the difficult times. Hugs and prayers.
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.
Sorry for your loss. We just saw Charlie two weeks ago and got to visit for a few minutes. Prayers of comfort for all of the family and friends.
You will remain forever in our hearts. Fly high, brother, until we meet again, with laughter and love.
Thoughts and prayers!!
Sending special thoughts, prayers and hugs to Charlie's family and friends.