Relationship to conference: Retired elder
Date of death: Nov. 30, 2017 at age 83
Arrangements: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 19, 2018 at Stewartville UMC (900 John Wesley Ave. NW, Stewartville). A visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service.
Appointment information: Rev. Zimmerman was ordained as an elder in 1960. He served Minnesota churches in Pleasant Prairie, Granada, Pine River, Pequot Lakes, Perham, Dent, Richville, Slayton, Lake Wilson, and Dodge Center. He retired in 1997.
Rev. Zimmerman is preceded in death by parents, Rolland Zimmerman and Helen Zimmerman. He is survived by his siblings, Eleanor (Leo) Bernard and Donald Zimmerman; former wife, Claudia Evans; his children, Curt (Cheryl) Zimmerman, Carla (Rod) Embree, and Craig (Laura) Zimmerman; three grandchildren; former wife, Catherine Ambroz; his step-children, Jan (Pete) Omacht-Anderson and John (Carmen) Omacht; and five step-grandchildren.
Memorials are preferred to Heifer International. Call (855) 848-6437 and mention Lawrence Zimmerman's name.
Cards of condolence can be sent to Carla Embree, 3412 Hickory Hill Trail, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
Obituaries will appear in the Rochester Post-Bulletin, and the Stewartville Star newspapers closer to the service.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church