Blair Dale Zimmerman

November 2, 1930April 29, 2018
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Blair D. Zimmerman, age 87, of North Canton, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018.

He was born November 2, 1930 in Canton, Ohio to the late George and Louise (Kohler) Zimmerman. Blair was a graduate of North Canton High School, and attended Miami University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. His career included Zimmerman’s Diner, The Hoover Company, a local peat moss business, National Life Insurance Company, United Realty and Investment Company, and Metropolitan Contracting. He was a member of Community Christian Church, North Canton; North Canton Elks; and North Canton Eagles. He served as president of Stark County Home Builders, and 25 years as president of Stark County Board of Health.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ila; daughter, Holly Ann; and brother, Robert Zimmerman. He is survived by his children, Keith Zimmerman of Canton, Jeff (Marie) Zimmerman of Naples, FL, Scott Zimmerman, Lisa (Kurt) Weber, and Sherrie (Troy) Kimble, all of Canton; grandchildren, Brandon, Blair, Kerrie, Rachel, Tyler, Brian, Hollie, Heather, Conner, and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Jayci and Nyomi; brother, Richard (Brenda) Zimmerman; and cousin, Gary (Janie) Perkins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 6-9pm, and Thursday, from 10-11am, one hour before services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach St NE, Louisville, OH 44641 or the American Diabetes Association, 4500 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131.


  • Stark County Humane Society
  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 3, 2018

Blair Dale Zimmerman

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Sherrie Kimble

May 6, 2018

It’s hard to know where to begin I know they say every girls father is there first love and hero but my dad truly was.
I remember when I was about 7 yrs old my dad decided to enter us in a fishing tournament and if you didn’t know my brothers are all much much older 😉and Lisa had long pony tails so with my short hair Dad threw a baseball cap on me and said we are going to a father son fishing tournament tomorrow and leave this hat on.
I looked forward the those father son fishing tournaments every year😀
He was also a very patient man also as he took five women which included my 2 grandmothers, mom, my
sister and myself on a 2 week vacation at the beach every yr. He treated us all like queens.
My dad was so thoughtful and generous. Some of the most special times I had with him were picking out a beautiful piece of jewelry for my moms birthday anniversary or Christmas gifts, he always made it extra special for her and all of his family.
He taught me to be the strong hard working person I am today.
I loved going to visit my dad at work and anyone that knew him knew that was one of his passions. He worked until the day he couldn’t.
I feel very blessed to have had such a wonderful father, grandfather ,friend and mentor in mine & my children’s lives not to mention his unconditional love.
My dad was my biggest supporter never missing a diving meet or anything important to me or my children. I can’t think of a time he wasn’t there for us.
I will carry wonderful memories of this fun loving compassionate man for the rest of my life and treasure all the time we spent together.
As I stated before he was a hard working man who worked until his body no longer could. Now it is time to relax do some fishing with big Joe, golfing with grandpa George and Ben, and dancing with mom and Grandma Z.
Until we meet again Dad you will be forever in our hearts and minds.
I love you all my 💕

Sherrie Zimmerman

May 5, 2018

Sherrie Kimble

May 2, 2018

I can’t tell you how many tears I’ve cried since the day you went to be with mom again.
It seems impossible but I know it’s true as everything around me reminds me of you.
I can still hear your laughter and see your smiling face.
I would have lost my sanity if not for God’s saving grace and the wonderful memories you left me with.
This is not goodbye for you will be forever with me in my heart ❤️ and mind

Diane and Joe Willaman

May 1, 2018

Dear "Z" Family: First and foremost your Dad, Grandpa and Mentor was the example of dignity and honor. What a wonderful life he shared with our family and the community. Our parents raised us in their image and discipline. Hopefully, we can carry on their ideals. Remember the company picnics--wonderful. Remember the Six Mile trips--wonderful. Remember Christmas, Easter and Birthdays they made wonderful! May we carry on their spirit. May your memories carry you through these difficult days.

Denny & Loretta Climes

April 30, 2018

The days we spent with Blair and Illa
where fun days and the memories we made will last forever ! Bless his family and Blair give your beautiful wife a kiss and hug from us. Rest In Peace sweet man.

Dwight Barnhart

April 30, 2018

Blair was such a great guy as long as I have known him you will never find any finer person I will always remember him my prayers go out to the family