Nelson Zimmerman, 51, Deer Country mechanic

By on December 14, 2011

Nelson Burkholder Zimmerman, 51, of Reinholds, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.

Born in East Cocalico Township, he was the son of Paul and Lena Z. (Burkholder) Zimmerman and was the husband of Lynette E. (Nolt) Zimmerman. They had been married 29 years.

He was a member of Cocalico Mennonite Church and had worked as a mechanic for Deer Country Farm and Lawn for 22 years.

In addition to his wife and parents, Nelson is survived by his four children: David E., husband of Rhonda F. (Weaver) Zimmerman, of Reading; Lisa M., wife of Burnell L. Martin, of Myerstown; Janeen A., wife of Darvin L. Martin, of Myerstown; and Jordan K. Zimmerman, at home; four grandchildren: Trace L. Zimmerman, Aubrie H. Zimmerman, Kowan L. Martin and Drayen C. Martin; his siblings: Irene B., wife of Delmar M. Stauffer, of Myerstown; Minerva B., wife of K. Timothy Nolt, of Denver; Ruth Elaine, wife of Roy W. Sensenig, of New Holland; and Paul B., husband of Kendra M. (Lehman) Zimmerman, of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by his sister: Lorraine B. Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held on Dec. 15 at 8:45 a.m. at the Martindale Fellowship Center, Martindale Road, Ephrata, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Cocalico Mennonite Church, 979 White Oak Road, Denver, with Bishop Lester M. Martin officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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