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Charlie Zimmerman

veteranMar 31st, 1946 - Nov 17th, 2023

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:


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Mary Reynolds

November 19th

My condolences to the family 🙏

Jane Jones Smith

November 19th

Charlie was a great guy. Sorry for your loss. Jane

Stan and Carla Stanford

November 19th

So sorry for your loss.

Les & Stacy Higgason

November 19th

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 ..

Tammy Dulaney

November 19th

Rest in peace uncle Charlie sure going two miss you love you fly high

Connie Dow

November 19th

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.

Larry & Kathy Hagen

November 19th

So sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a super good guy.

Bud & Linda Martin

November 19th

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❤️

David Lewis

November 19th

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

Vicki Tenney

November 19th

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.🙏♥️

Barb and Bruce Brown

November 19th

We've been thinking of you since we heard, and we are so sorry for your loss. Yor are all in our prayers.

Nancy Mink

November 19th

I will miss you all of my days. I love you.

Lisa Erbacher

November 19th

So very sorry for the loss of Charlie..may God comfort you all. He always had a beautidul smile.

Bill and Brenda Britton

November 19th

So sorry for your loss.

Gene and Jan McAllister

November 19th

Hard to belive he's gone he will be missed!

JD& Stacy Fulk

November 19th

Charlie was such a great person. Always gave me a hard time when we seen one another. He will be greatly missed.

Carl and Brenda Bandy

November 19th

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.❤

Willie and Dana Johnson

November 19th

Sorry for your loss our deepest condolences

Cindy Huff

November 19th

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.

Mary Hutchens

November 19th

So very sad to hear of Charlie's passing. Prayers for his family.

Brad Klingler

November 19th

Charlie was a great man and a will be missed

Jon and Connie Masters

November 19th

Dale Carpenter

November 19th

Sorry for your Loss,, Prayers to you and Family

Alan Buck

November 20th

Sympathy is extended to The Family and Friends. Sorry for Your Loss.

Doug and Debbie Slover

November 20th

Our sincere sympathies, hoping all the happy memories will give you comfort during the difficult times. Hugs and prayers.

Larry and Donna Milner

November 20th

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Mike and Sharon Gray

November 20th

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.

Carl and Dana Zimmerman

November 21st

You will remain forever in our hearts. Fly high, brother, until we meet again, with laughter and love.

Walter J. Chaney

November 22nd

Thoughts and prayers!!

Pam (Glassford) Smith

November 28th

Sending special thoughts, prayers and hugs to Charlie's family and friends.



Doug and Cathy (Oestreich) Briscoe
Phil & Jane Henson
Mary Reynolds
Sammie Wickiser
Jodi Schnepper
Larry Frost
Joe and Sue Martin
Ken (Waylon)Jennings.
Stan and Carla Stanford
Traci Ellis
Tammy Dulaney
Yancey and Lori Glassford
Felicity Frank
Lawrence & Debbie Fitch
Jim Fry
Lina Cricelli
Phil & Wanda Hilderbrand
Billy and Candy Harrell
Cindy and Roger Cook
Connie Dow
Chris Dagg
Ed & Kathy Colclasure
David &Vicki Sledge
Andy & Tina Cartright
Norman Philli[ps
Lisa Young
Linda Harrell Judd
Debbie King Casell
All 70's Reunion
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Judy Lusk
Wayne Eastin and Diane Johnson
Gene and Betty Pieplow
Chip and Tammy Venable
Mike & Deb McKinney
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Bud & Linda Martin
Brad Yates
Delberta Bowen
Bruce and Barb Brown
Nancy Mink
Peggy Coble
Lisa Erbacher
Troy&Kim and Carson Welty
Donald Fry / Sheery Evilsizer
Terry & Sandy Frost
Judy Kurtz Hennessy
Dave and Linda Thompson
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
David Bryden
Charlotte Dulaney
Bill & Jill McDonald
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Marilyn Stanford
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Nancy Lewis
Bill and Brenda Britton
vickie hill
Gary & Terry Lane
Ron and Donna Gambrel
Denny Lown
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Randy & Teresa Bayler
Dan & Cheri Gill
Kevin and Angie Connell
Steve and Donna Smith
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
JD & Stacy Fulk
Dale and Cindy Henson
Ross & Kathy Kincaid
Don and Mary Smith
Vernon and Sheila Pittman
Billye Young
Mark Dunnigan
Peggy Nichols
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Tony and Jami Gibbons
Gary Lehman
Sharon Parish Byrd
The Holloway family
Herbie and Kim Woods
Diana & Greg Rutland
Gary and Sherrie Kittle
Brent Eskew
Gale Pearce
Snuffy & Liz Beard
Debbie (Glaspy) Johnson
Melissa and Rick Szudy
Schoenherr family
Carl and Brenda Bandy
Steve and Debbie Pace
Kathy"Gertie" Griffith
Carla Hildebrand Colclasure
Carol Wood
Ed and Jill Dawkins
Mark &Karen Jones
Troy&Kim Welty
Bill Bryan
The Brown Family
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Ed and Debbie Crown
Diane Zipay
Mary Hutchens
Jim and Traci stanley
Butch and Debbie Tibbs
vickie hill
Mike Krutsinger
Jon and Connie Masters
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Ayden Persinger
Becky Vaughan
Stacey & Betty Wilson
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Pat Hale
Greg Etchison
Joe and Barb McGrew
Casey &Debra Eastin
Jon Chrissy
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Ed & Donna Smith
Alesia Klingler
Rod Franklin
Ed and Ruthi (Tackitt) Trowbridge
Troy&Kim and Carson Welty
Brad & Jana Mugrage
Clay Snyder
Mark &Karen Jones
Peggy Nichols
Randy Beard
Larry and Donna Milner
Judy Gahan
Don and Ruth Ann Lusk
Mike and Sharon Gray
Lenny and Marie Henson
Lenny and Marie Henson
Marilyn Stanford
E.Thomas henson
Brian & Nicola Wattles
Mike & Julie Nichols
David Eastin & Family
Jean Eskew
Jim and Jill Fehrenbacher
Steve and Ann VanDyke
Jeff and Liz Strubhart
Carl and Dana Zimmerman and families
Dennis, Brandon and Chase Niehaus
Mike Ernst
Rhonda Allen
Bill and Robin Atwood
Jackie Hess Evans
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Walter J. Chaney
Jan Wells
Pam (Glassford) Smith
Kevin hudgins
Jim Fitzgerald


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