Martin Zimmerman: In Our Care ~ September 22, 2019
Stewartsville, MO….Martin Alan Zimmerman, age 49, peacefully left this earth surrounded by family in his home on September 22, 2019 after a courageous fight against cancer.
Martin was born in St. Joseph on December 18, 1969 to Harold and Lila (Waggoner) Zimmerman of Weatherby, MO.
He was a 1988 graduate of Maysville high School and later Missouri Western State University. He spent the last 17 years employed at Bradken-Engineered Products.
Martin valued his lifelong friendships and his close knit family. He was very involved in the communities around him. You could find Martin at any local sporting event his children were involved with. He Loved refereeing youth basketball games and coaching his children and their friends. When they became older he was the biggest fan of the teams they coached and loved helping them at their practices. He also loved working with his mom and dad on the family farm. One of Martin’s hobbies was working with electronics. What Martin enjoyed most of all was spending time with the love of his life Joni.
Martin and Joni were united in marriage on February 2, 2010 in Maui, Hawaii. Martin and Joni were classmates growing up and reconnected later in their lives.
Martin and Joni attended both Weatherby United Methodist Church and Pattonsburg Christian Church.
Martin in preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Louis and Nellie Zimmerman, maternal grandparents, Francis and Bernice Waggoner, and an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife Joni; children, Tyler Zimmerman, Taylor (Billy) Wendt, Skyler Zimmerman, and Ty (Erika) Friend; parents, Harold and Lila Zimmerman, in-laws John and Kay Dunham, sister, Sherri (Bruce) Bird; sister-in-law, Melanie Oliphant , nieces Kayla & Kendra Bird, Echo (Kodi) Kirkwood, Rylie Oliphant, and nephew Logan Oliphant.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial following at Shambaugh-Cope Cemetery of Weatherby. Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions to Martin & Joni Zimmerman Athletic Scholarship.
The Zimmerman family would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support during this time.
God Bless you Mr. and Mrs Zimmerman worked with Martin several years he was a beautiful young man loved the time I spent working with him at Haug Communications you are all in my prayers God bless you
Martin was a great friend and classmate. He always had a smile on his face
What an amazing man, son, father, brother, friend, community leader and husband he was to his beautiful wife Joni. I was blessed to know him. I will miss him.
Tyler and Family,
So very sorry to hear about your lose. May you find comfort in the days ahead remembering all the wonderful times that you shared.
God Bless Your Family
Gary, Nancy, Austin and Creed Pulley
Taylor- My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
To the family, friends, athletic players and everyone that new Martin Zimmerman, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you, especially Joni, who has been a strong rock through Martin’s ordeal. It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially at such a young age, but as a person that lost a brother at age 49, every day, every year, every event that he is remember for will get easier. You will never forget him, but the memories will bring a smile to your face and he will always be in your heart. Love you Joni and deepest sympathy.
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So sorry to hear this. I met Martin when I was competing against him in high school track meets. What a great guy and fast too! Prayers to all the family.
So Sorry to hear of your loss Joni. When you spoke of him it was easy to see how much you loved him. You are in my prayers.
So sorry to hear about Martin my thoughts and prayers with the joni and family