OBITUARY

Howard Edward Zimmerman

April 28, 1941November 19, 2021
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Howard E. Zimmerman of Highland, passed away November 19, 2021 at 80 years of age.

Beloved husband of Patricia for 36 years. Loving father of David (Melissa) of Virginia and Dawn (Eric) Sullivan of Colorado. Step-father of Joseph (Debbie) Mulville of Brighton, Shawn (Jill) Mulville of Farmington Hills, and Kelly (Mike) Burdinie of Highland. Proud grandfather of Shelby, Amber, Calie, Katie, Joseph, Shannon, Ana, Brianna, Trudie (Caleb), Allena (Cameron), Lydia, Dominick, Challiyah, Laura and Hannah. He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Florence Zimmerman and his siblings, Joan, Patty and Mary Ann.

Howard was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He shared these activities and his love of nature with his friends, family and grandchildren. He enjoyed his home by the lake full of the people and "granddogs" he loved providing boat rides, bonfires and beverages.

Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit where he was active with the Men's Club. He was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and participated in many charitable events.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 Harvey Lake Road in Highland. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road and Wednesday at church from 10:00am until the time of mass at 11:00am. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary Tuesday evening at 6:00pm at the funeral home. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Milford. Fr. Wayne Ureel officiating.

Memorial contributions suggested to St. Paul of the Cross or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Rosary with Memory Sharing

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

November 22, 2021

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Howard. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of his life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Zimmerman family during this great time of grief. I have placed Howard's name at the tomb of Blessed Solanus Casey. May perpetual light shine upon Howard.

Sue Connolly-Smith

November 21, 2021

My heartfelt condolosences for your loss Pat and to the family. Howard was always such a delight with his breadth of knowledge, love of family, sense of humor and calm presence. I will always cherish the memories and remember the twinkle in his eye as boat captain. Love and prayers to you all from your cousin Sue

Thomas Rosochacki

November 21, 2021

I first met Howard @ St.Mary's of Redford high school. I known him for 65 years. I lived in Livonia and if I remember right, Pat & Howard met @ Ward Presbyterian Church right around the corner from me. Pat @ Howard dated and finally they were making the wedding list. Pat's son was dating a girl named Deborah from Livonia. Howard said Debbie what is your last name. Debbie Rosochacki..Howard asked are you Tom Rosochacki little girl. That is how Howard became part of the Rosochacki Family. My sons Mike, Dave, and Don always included Howard in our family fishing trip to Fletchers Pond. His first trip he won the trophy and the money for the largest fish. A DOG FISH at that. Good memories. Rest in peace. Tom Rosochacki

Thomas Rosochacki

November 21, 2021

I first met Howard @ St. Mary's of Redford high school. We lived in Livonia and if I remember right Pat & Howard met @ Ward Presbyterian Church right around the corner from us. They dated and were getting married, making up the guest list. Pat's son Joe was dating a girl named Debbie. Howard asked Debbie what is your last name. Debbie Rosochacki she answered. Howard said you are not Tom Rosochacki little girl. That is how Howard & Pat became part of the Rosochacki Family. My sons Mike, Dave, and Don always included Howard on annual fishing trip to Fletchers Pond. On his first trip he won the trophy for the largest fish. A Dog Fish. We have good memories. Rest in peace. Tom Rosochacki and family.

Bill Whalen

November 21, 2021

I remeber Howard from highachool activities and times spent camping and renting a cabin with a group of young guys near Hell Michigan. Howard was a steadfast guy always ready for fun and adventure. Out of respect for Howard I will not describe the specifics but lets say I have told the stories over and over at am coffee and it has always brought laughter to the group as Howard was an original and his own man. Thanks Howard for the fun adventures as youg men and memories that last. May you rest in peace- Bill Whalen, Escanaba, MI

Dar Wolford

November 20, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Zim. We worked together in Sec 1, FPSD, and still consider it the good old days. Never once heard an unkind word out of his mouth, nor out of any ones about him. He was special.

And those blue eyes!!

Dar W

Susan Warner

November 20, 2021

Howard was a man of kindness, sweet of nature, who loved the outdoors and loved his family. We shared memories and history all the way back to our teen years , and through many long journeys as well. My sincere condolences to Pat and his family.

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