Clair S. Zimmerman, 90, Korean War vet, Zimmerman Plastering retiree, enjoyed gardening

By on July 12, 2017

Clair S. Zimmerman, 90, of Reinholds, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Napierville to the late Amos and Anna (Sensenig) Zimmerman, and was the husband of Marian (Labe) Zimmerman, with whom he shared over 62 years of marriage.

He was a member of Lifespring Fellowship Assembly of God Church, Lititz, for 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Clair was a plasterer for Reuben and Jim Zimmerman Plastering before retiring at 70 years of age. Following retirement he worked part time in the bakery at Shady Maple Market. He loved gardening, reading, and was a life member of the Reinholds V.F.W.

In addition to his wife, Clair is survived by a son: Kevin, husband of Whitney (Leinbach) Zimmerman, of Stevens; a daughter: Karen L. Zimmerman of Reinholds; two grandchildren: Randy Hiestand and Elizabeth Marian Zimmerman; and a brother: John S., husband of Connie Zimmerman, of Salisbury, Md.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Samantha Zimmerman; a sister: Edna Keller; and three brothers: Paul S., Amos S., and Everett S. Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m., at the Lifespring Fellowship, 490 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, with Pastors Kevin Sylvester and John C. Knudson officiating. Interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Clair’s memory may be made to Lifespring Fellowship, P.O. Box 363, Lititz, PA, 17543.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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