Ralph W. Zimmerman, Mifflinburg
Ralph Wilson Zimmerman, 88, of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 4:45 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland, where he had been a resident since 2012.
He was born October 2, 1925, in Mifflinburg, a son of the late Ralph Washington Zimmerman and Minnie (Sauers) Zimmerman. On August 5, 1946, he married the former Patricia A. Schrader, who preceded him in death October 1, 2011.
He has been a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, since 1946, where he served on the church council and as a Sunday School Superintendent.
Ralph was a 1944 graduate of Mifflinburg High School, starting his military service in Feb. 1944 when he was drafted, along with any other able 18 year olds, prior to graduation ceremonies.
He served during World War II in the Army from February 28, 1944 until his honorable discharge April 28, 1946. He was decorated with the European Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Word War II Victory Medal.
Ralph was a self-employed contractor carpenter and also worked for the Carpenter's Union in Central Southeastern Pennsylvania for 10 years.
He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge #370, Mifflinburg, Williamsport Consistory, and Scottish Rite.
Ralph enjoyed hunting, spending time outdoors, camping with his wife in their RV, singing in the choir and serving in many capacities with his Masonic brothers.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Kerwyn S. and Susan Zimmerman of Warrington, and R. Kurtis and Linda Zimmerman of New Berlin; one daughter and son-in-law, Karla D. and Ronald Fabian of Leesport; 6 grandchildren and their spouses, Jenifer Fabian of Chicago, Deanna and Ralph Herman of Birdsboro, Abby Zimmerman and fiancAC., Brian Foster of Paoli, Chelsea and Keith Rounds of Warrington, Katrina and Ross Mitchell of Millmont, and Melissa and Justin Laidacker of Lewisburg; and 5 great grandchildren, Madeline Herman, Rachel Herman, Ava Mitchell, Emma Mitchell and Brady Laidacker.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Zimmerman; and four sisters, Evelyn Pick, Edith Young, Betty Davis, and Alice Heimbach; and one great grandson, Jacob Laidacker.
Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, and 10:30 to 11 a.m., Monday,at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., with Rev. Susan Gabbard, officiating. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:45 Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Mifflinburg Cemetery with military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the St. John's United Church of Christ, 417 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844 or the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Ste. 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Please leave your condolences now online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Sunday, June 8th, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Roupp Funeral Home, Inc.
Monday, June 9th, 2014, 10:30am - 11:00am, Roupp Funeral Home, Inc.
Monday, June 9th, 2014, 11:00am, Roupp Funeral Home, Inc.