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Donald R. Zimmerman

April 9, 1934 — January 23, 2023

Donald R. Zimmerman

Donald R. Zimmerman, age 88, of 513 Bowman’s Mill Rd., Millville, passed away at his home early Monday January 23, 2023 after a lengthy illness.

Born on April 9, 1934 in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, he was a son of the late Sheldon Crawford and Emma S. (Pohl) Zimmerman. He resided in Orange Township since 1966.

Donald was a lifelong farmer and also worked other jobs including the former Berwick weaving, Berwick Forge and Fabricating Company, D & B Specialties, all of Berwick, Catawissa Valve Company, and the Community Feed Mill of Berwick, where he worked for 25 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rose Marie Bower, on November 2, 2015; two brothers, Sheldon Crawford Zimmerman, Jr. and Gerald Zimmerman; a sister, Sandra Young; and two half-sisters: Madelyn Gum and Betty Hess.

Surviving are five children: Ronald M. Zimmerman, Randall M. Zimmerman, and his wife Sheila, Kathy, wife of Kenneth Bond, twins, Donald L. Zimmerman, and his wife Deborah, all of Millville, and Donna L., wife of Benjamin Eckroth, of Bloomsburg; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur J. Zimmerman, of Benton; two sisters, Juanita, wife of Robert Rhone, of Shickshinny, and Beverly Farver, of Berwick; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 10-11 a.m. in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Interment will be made at the convenience of the family in the Summerhill Cemetery in Berwick.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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