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Clifford Zimmerman

November 08, 1917 - November 08, 2010


12-1:00 P.M. Friday, November 12 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living on University.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Friday, November 12 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living on University.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Clifford Zimmerman

November 08, 1917 - November 08, 2010


Clifford E. Zimmerman of Bethany Retirement Living on University Drive in Fargo passed away on his 93rd birthday, Monday, November 8, 2010 at Bethany Retirement Living.

Clifford was born to Clarence E. and Daisy Zimmerman on November 8, 1917 in Wadena, MN. He grew up in the Perham-Wadena, MN area where he worked with his dad until April of 1941 when he enlisted in the United States Army out of Fort Snelling.  He fought in WWII serving in Northern Africa and Italy.  He was honorably discharged in May of 1945.  He then moved to Duluth, MN, married Arlene E. Eisel in December of 1946 and worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad.  They lived in Duluth until 1962 and then moved to St. Louis Park, MN where he worked for the St. Louis Park school system.  Clifford and Arlene moved to Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo two years ago.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Arlene, his daughter, Deanna (Larry) Johnson, Moorhead, MN, his son Earl (Nancy) Zimmerman, Corcoran, MN; his brothers, Cecil (Sandy) Zimmerman, Duluth, MN and Lyle (Joyce) Zimmerman, Duluth, MN; 3 grandsons, Jeff (Karla) Johnson, Fargo, ND, Dan (Kristen) Zimmerman and Eric Zimmerman, Minneapolis, MN; and 1 great grandson, Ryan Zimmerman, Minneapolis, MN.


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  1. Liz says:

    Moorhead MnTo Clifford’s family-My deepest sympathy!! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time! Clifford was very special to me….I will miss him very much!!!!

  2. Karen Werner says:

    Dear Dee and Hersh, I was so sad to learn of the passing of Dee’s dad though I did not know him well, I have very fond memories of your wedding day when we celebrated at their house and how hospitable Cliff and Arlene were to everyone. I dug out the photos last night and celebrated all over again in the memories of that special time. I know that even at the age of 93 (WOW) it is difficult to say goodbye to our parents. Having moved both your parents to be closer to where you now live I’m sure was a huge blessing to them – and to you as well. I love this Bible text from 2 Timothy 4:6-8:
    “As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.”
    My sincere sympathies to you and your family, with hugs and love – Karen Werner

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