William "Bill" F. Zimmer

October 20, 1920November 17, 2015

Wm F. Zimmer was born at Ames, Kansas on Oct. 20, 1920 and died Nov. 17, 2015 at age 95. His family lived on a farm southwest of Concordia, KS. At age 18, he joined the “Three C’s”, Civilian Conservation Corps for two years at Marysville, KS. He then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad out of Kansas City, working until World War II came. William joined the United States Army and was sent across the Pacific Ocean to Iran to work in the railroad shop in Tehran, sending Land Lease supplies to Russia. He was overseas 31 months. After Germany surrendered, William was sent back to the U.S., across the Atlantic Ocean, completing the trip around the world. He continued working for Union Pacific for a total of 25 years. He married Faye Herbert who later died of cancer. In 1980, he married Barbara Hawkins celebrating 35 years of marriage in June of this year, prior to Barbara’s death. They have attended Maywood Community Church since 1981. Bill surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and was confident of his salvation. The hard blows dealt to him by life counted for nothing compared to the rest and peace provided by Jesus our loving Savior, guide and defender. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in William's name to Maywood Community Church, 11201 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas 66109 and/or Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkways, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114.


  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015


William "Bill" F. Zimmer

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November 23, 2015

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Zimmer. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.