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Dale E. Zimmerman

April 23, 1958 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 60)


Dale E. Zimmerman, age 60, lifelong resident of Merrill, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill.  He was born on April 23, 1958 to the late Edgar and Kathryn (Bushar) Zimmerman in Merrill.  Dale attended and graduated from Merrill High School.

Dale was employed as a laminator operator at Interflex in Merrill.  He was an avid outdoorsman -  in every aspect, whether it was bow or gun hunting, fishing, going four-wheeling or rafting down a river.  Dale enjoyed and respected nature and the outdoors.  He was also involved with a pool league that would shoot pool at various locations around Merrill.  Dale was skilled at woodworking, especially making family and friends planters.  He was fun-loving and enjoyed being with his family.  Dale is lovingly remembered as a trustworthy and hardworking man that always found the humor in things.  He will be sadly missed.

Dale is survived by his son: Allen (fiancé, Jesse) Zimmerman of Wausau, sisters: Terri (Terrance) Sukow and Judy (Greg) Heath, both of Merrill, nieces: Amy Honey and Sara Hall, nephews: Ryan and Doug Heath, great nieces: Mikala Hall and Emma Wendt and a great great nephew: Adrian Rivas.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and sister: JoLynn Zimmerman.

A Prayer Service for Dale will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at Waid Funeral Home.  The Rev. Kyle Carnes will officiate.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 4pm until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Dale’s family.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at


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