Mark Sylvester Zimmerman, 69, of Sultan, WA, died May 3 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Memorial services were held May 31 at the Motley Public Cemetery in Motley, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.
Mark was born August 24, 1946, in Wadena to Charles Frederick and Lorraine Regina (Leiferman) Zimmerman, the youngest of four children. He grew up in the Motley area graduating from Motley High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army receiving an honorable discharge in 1967. Mark worked at various construction jobs until forced into an early retirement due to an accident. He enjoyed family, fishing, camping, old cars, Toastmasters International, karaoke and playing his guitar.
Survivors include one son, Jason; one granddaughter, Addison of Sultan; one brother, Charles (Joyce) Zimmerman of Staples; one sister, Nancy Zimmerman, Breezy Point; many nieces and nephews and three aunts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruth Sandberg; one brother-in-law, Ray Sandberg and two nieces.
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