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Conrad F. Zimmermann

October 6, 1929 — January 13, 2023

Kohler

Conrad F. Zimmermann

 

Conrad Ferdinand Zimmermann, 93, of Kohler, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 6, 1929 at home in Sheboygan to Jacob and Anna (Miesfeld) Zimmermann.

He attended Sheboygan Public Schools, graduating from North High School in 1948. After graduation, he obtained his electrical apprenticeship. Conrad then went to serve in the United States Army in August of 1951. While on leave, he married Joan Ann Van Engen at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls on December 29, 1951. They celebrated their 71st anniversary last month. She joined him where he was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War Conflict. His oldest son Michael was born there. He was honorably discharged in 1953.

Through the years, he worked for Mayr Electric, Rohde Bros. and Specht Electric, retiring in 1992. He was a 71 year member of Local Union 494 IBEW, and a 20 year member of EWSC.

Not only was he an electrician, he also learned bricklaying from his father. He built 5 houses from foundation to roof, and numerous other houses for relation. Being a jack of all trades, he could fix anything! His favorite hobby was genealogy, spending many hours at the Sheboygan Historical Research Society in Sheboygan Falls. He also was a Green Bay Packer fan, and enjoyed reading, watching PBS shows, attending sporting events for his children and grandchildren, and watching the Decorah Eagles on the internet.

Conrad said his greatest accomplishment in life was the legacy he leaves behind - his family.

Conrad is survived by his wife Joan and their children: Michael (Peggy Entringer) Zimmermann of Kohler and their children Todd (Jennifer) Zimmermann, Kelly (Bill) DeAmico and Traci (Skyler) Hill; Debra (Larry) Heinen of Sheboygan Falls and their children Nicholas (Liz) Heinen, Jennifer (JJ) Gebler and Christopher (Rachel) Heinen; Jody (Mark) LaPean of Sheboygan Falls and their children Timothy (Kari) LaPean, Matthew (Samantha) LaPean and Michelle (Hans) VanKoningsveld; Greg (Debbie Plate) Zimmermann of Sheboygan Falls and their children Steven (Jennifer) Pierce and Jason Pierce; Mark (Jennifer Weber) Zimmermann of Kohler and their children Erika (Trent) Kaat and Jacob Zimmermann; Kristi (Russ) Horneck of Kiel and their children Justin, Kaitlyn and Rachel Horneck; and Kari (David) Wimmer of Kohler and their children Abigail and Haven Wimmer; great-grandchildren: Nicole, Carter and Mason Zimmermann, Tyler, Collin and Natalie DeAmico, Madison and Micahla Hill, Gavin and Bryce Gebler, Maverick and Wyatt LaPean, Ried, Marley and Drake LaPean, Luke Hackney, Ezekiel, Andrew and Isaiah VanKoningsveld, Connor, Evan, Ava and Sam Pierce. He is further survived by sisters-in-law Mary Lou Beeck, Kathleen (Richard) Kettner, Judy Frank, Gloria Van Engen Lorenz and Beverly Van Engen; brother-in-law Richard (Jeanette) Van Engen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Conrad is preceded in death by his half-brother Raymond Scheffler, sister Ruth (Jerry) Sneider, brother Donald (Shirley) Zimmermann, brothers-in-law Jerry Van Engen, Daniel “Demo” Van Engen, Eugene Beeck, Wayne Frank and sister-in-law Virginia (Fred) Boetcher.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls. Pastor Rob Schrader will officiate. All are welcome to view a livestream of the service at wenig.live/ConradZimmermann. The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 11:00AM – 1:00PM.

Conrad will be laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery in Kohler with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in his name to the Sheboygan Historical Research Society.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, The Waterford at Plymouth and Rocky Knoll for their compassionate and loving care. A special thank you to granddaughter Rachel Horneck, Lindsey Aderman and the staff of Home Instead.  

Wenig Funeral Home – Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting the family.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 21, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St Paul Lutheran Church - Sheboygan Falls

730 County Hwy PPP, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 21, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

St Paul Lutheran Church - Sheboygan Falls

730 County Hwy PPP, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

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