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Billy Zimmerman

January 10, 1944 — March 20, 2020

Billy D. Zimmerman, 76 of Mishawaka, passed away at his home on March 20, 2020’

Billy was born on January 10, 1944 in Niles, MI to the late Donald and Betty (Harger) Zimmerman.  In May of 1972 he married Wilma Thomas who preceded him in death in 2016.

Billy is also preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sue, brother Danny and granddaughter Ava.

Survivors include his children; Tracy (Mark) Guetterman of Niles, Billy D. (Heather) Zimmerman and Jamie (Jamie) Zimmerman both of Buchanan, MI, grandchildren; Shane Zimmerman, Brandon (Jessica) Johnson, David Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Justin (Samantha) Zimmerman, Nicholas, Jamison, Brayden, Avary Zimmerman; Great grandchildren; Renee, Collin, Melanie, Kaiden, Dominic, Dakota, Ganon, Ryann, Tatum and Swayzee.  He is also survived by his sister; Linda (Tom) Mason of Mishawaka and brothers, Dale (Doreen) Zimmerman of Culver, IN and David (Tina) Zimmerman of Mishawaka.

Billy worked for the Roofer’s Union, retiring after working over forty years.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Moose Lodge.  Billy enjoyed playing golf and loved watching his Chicago Cubs and ‘Da Bears.  He supported the Special Olympics.  Billy was very social, the kind of person who seemed to ‘run into’ someone he knew everywhere he went.

He will be remembered as a great Dad who was hardworking.  Someone who found joy in being with his family and watching the grandchildren play multiple sports.

A private service for the immediate family will be held at 1pm on Thursday at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles.  The visitation and funeral service will be live streamed at

Directly following the family service, he will be laid to rest at Mission Hills Memorial Garden, in Niles.

Memorials in Billy’s name may be made to the Ava Zimmerman Heart Foundation, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital 1000 Oakbrook Dr. Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Online condolences, messages and photos may be shared with the family at

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