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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Richard C. Zimmerman, 94, of Brazil, died Sunday, June 26, at his residence.

Born August 5, 1910, in Brazil, he was the son of the late Floyd V. and Estella Alspaugh Zimmerman.

He graduated from Brazil High School in January of 1929 and attended one year at Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute.

He managed the Merit Shoe Store for twelve years, worked at the E.I. duPont Atomic Energy Plant at Newport, Allis Chalmers Transformer Plant at Terre Haute, and retired from the J.I. Case Company at Terre Haute in 1972.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army for 26 months, nine months of which were with the 37th Division in the Philippines. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W.

He was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon, Elder and on the Board of Trustees.

He was appointed to the Brazil Park Board by Mayor Bert Morlan and served for twelve years and was appointed by Mayor Norval PIckett to a three-year term on the Planning and Zoning Board. He served four terms as secretary of the Brazil Township Advisory Board. He was an active member of the Brazil Kiwanis Club and was recognized as a member of the George Hixson Fellowship.

On December 24, 1933, he was united in marriage to Hila Jones Zimmerman, who passed away on July 17, 2001.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lillian (Mickey) and Rev. Jack Masters of Tipton, IN; three grandchildren, Deb and Bill Greenwood of Boca Raton, FL, Tim and Rhonda Masters of Granger, IN, Chris and John Browder of Shelbyville, IN and three great-grandchilden, Casey Browder and Austin and Kaitlin Masters.

His parents and a brother, Harry Zimmerman, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue. Rev. Masters will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, IN. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. Thursday until the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.