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Raymond Zimmerman

May 27, 1921 — October 12, 2017

Raymond Zimmerman

Roanoke - Raymond John Zimmerman, 96, formerly of Pekin, IL passed away at 8:45 pm on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

He was born on May 27, 1921 in Roanoke to Samuel and Emma Holliger Zimmerman.  He married Alene Brown on October 4, 1942 in Roanoke.  She passed away on January 12, 2004.

Surviving are his four daughters, Ellen (Stephen) Liehr of Bourbonnais, IL; Nancy (Joe) Kupferschmid of Punta Gorda, FL; Alice (Jim) Carlock of Glasglow, KY; Betty (Harold) Eatmon of Clermont, FL; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and 6 brothers.

A Navy veteran, Raymond served his country during WWII.

Raymond worked 42 years at Caterpillar working in East Peoria from 1939- 1982 with a stint in Australia from 1965-1969.  He finished his career in Mapleton, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of the Roanoke United Methodist Church where he had served in various roles for the congregation.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday October 21st at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke.  Pastor Charlie Graul will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 10-11 am prior to the services at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke or to the Roanoke United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


OCT 21. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Services

OCT 21. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561

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