"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


William Zimmerman, Sr.

July 15, 1943 - March 4, 2017

William Zimmerman Sr. age 73, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids following a battle with cancer.

 Funeral services was held 10:30 Friday morning, March 10, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church rural Monticello, with interment in the St. John Cemetery. Rev. Tim Eckert will officiate at the services.   Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Surviving is his wife, Barbara, his son Bill Jr. and wife Susie of Cedar Falls and 3 grandchildren, Blake, Sami and Skylar, his brother, Jim (Pat) Zimmerman, Monticello, 2 sisters, Joan (Don) Feeney, Jacksboro, TN., Edna (Dick) Engrav, Copperas Cove, TX.   He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Marvin.

William George Zimmerman was born July 15, 1943 at Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Carl and Elsie Reuter, Zimmerman.  William attended the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs where he graduated in 1963.   He returned to Monticello where he started working at Cuckler Buildings as a press operator and although there were many changes in ownership of the company he operated his press for 48 years retiring in 2012.  William and Barbara Kenney were married August 24, 1968 in Minneapolis, MN.  William baptized at St. John Lutheran Church and one of the founding members of Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Cedar Rapids where he was an Elder in the church, Bible School teacher, and a Lay Leader.  He had also been active in many leadership roles in the Midwest Region of the International Lutheran Deaf Association as well.

Thanks to Goettsch Funeral Homes, Monticello, Iowa and Jeanette Kern for the information.