Clarence N. Zimmerman, 93, had 291 great-grandchildren, was Springville Mennonite member

By on January 24, 2018

Clarence N. Zimmerman, 93, of Stevens, passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at his home.

He was born in East Earl to the late Reuben and Lydia (Newswanger) Zimmerman, and was the husband of the late Ellen N. Zimmerman, who passed away in 2008.

Clarence was a member of Springville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

He is survived by six sons: Walter Z., husband of Anna Ruth (Hoover) Zimmerman of Denver; Ray Z., husband of Nancy (Brubaker) Zimmerman of Lebanon; Clarence Z., husband of Erla (Brubaker) Zimmerman of Denver; Edwin Z., husband of Kathryn (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman of Manheim; Lester Z., husband of Joan (Horst) Zimmerman of Stevens; Curvin Z., husband of Suzanne (Nolt) Zimmerman of New Holland; four daughters: Mildred Z., wife of Noah Hurst of Lititz; Elva Z., wife of Clair Nolt of Myerstown; Wilma Z., wife of Walter Martin of Stevens; Ellen Z., wife of Wilmer Horst of Shreve, Ohio; 67 grandchildren; 281 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Reuben Zimmerman of Denver; Isaac, husband of Ella Zimmerman of Ephrata; three sisters: Laura Reiff of Millmont; Mary Ella Zimmerman of Leola; and Ida, wife of Willis Stauffer of Denver.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one grandchild; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Anna Rissler and Leah Brubaker.

Services were held Jan. 24 at Springville Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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