Richard Clarence Zimmerman

December 21, 1922May 4, 2018

Richard C. Zimmerman, 95, of Bloomington, died peacefully with his family by his side on May 4, 2018. Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois and was the son of the late William Rufus and Aura Mate (Lewis) Zimmerman. Richard was an Indiana University graduate. After joining the US Navy he came back to Bloomington to begin his career at I.U. in Student Admissions. He married Ruth Grape in 1950. She preceded Richard in death in 2009. Richard was an avid fisherman and a wonderful dancer. His memberships include the VFW, the American Legion and the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Richard is survived by his two daughters Debbie Rice and Victoria Simpson and his son Donald Zimmerman, three sisters, Betty Pekul, Florence Braden and Cynthia Ringbloom. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Lillian Adams and Dorothy Dieter and one brother William Zimmerman. Visitation for Richard will be held in Genesis Church, 801 E. State Rd. 45 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN 47408 on May 9, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dave Woodcock officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens with military honors presented by the Monroe County Honor Guard and the US Navy. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Post 18, 1800 W. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47404. Online condolences may be given to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Richard Clarence Zimmerman

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