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Leland “Lee” G. Zimmerman

Dec. 18, 1933 – Oct. 17, 2020

EUREKA – Leland “Lee” Gene Zimmerman, 86, of Eureka, handed away peacefully, with household at his facet, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, following declining well being.

Leland was born on December 18, 1933, in Eureka, to Lawrence and Lena (Leman) Zimmerman. He married Laurene Schambach on June 14, 1959, in Elgin, IL. She preceded him in loss of life on December 30, 1999. Leland later married Barbara Ringger on March 10, 2002, in Eureka.

Leland is survived by his spouse, Barbara Zimmerman of Eureka; 5 youngsters: Mark (Cheryl) Zimmerman of Congerville, Denise (Kevin) Kilgus of Strawn, IL, Brenda (Jay) Hartman of Congerville, Michael (Gretchen) Zimmerman of Eureka and Matthew (Sara) Zimmerman of Eureka; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

Leland was preceded in loss of life by each mother and father, one toddler sister, Twila Zimmerman, one sister, Caroll Zobrist and one son-in-law, Fred Leman and two grandsons: Gabriel Leman and Samson Zimmerman.

Following the retirement of their mother and father, Clara and Lawrence, Lee, along with his sister, Caroll, owned and operated the C & L Superette. After closing the household grocery enterprise in 1977, Lee continued his grocer occupation at Ben Schwartz IGA and Eureka IGA, retiring in 1998. Lee additionally began and ran “The Ice Home”, making and distributing ice to native companies. He began and operated Lee’s Metals, offering the local people a spot to usher in varied metals and different recyclable items. Lee’s love of individuals and serving others led him to his retirement occupation of working for Morton Group Financial institution. By offering courier companies, he was in a position to share his smile and convey a smile to everybody’s face as he interacted with them throughout his day.

Lee raised his youngsters to know the reality of God’s Phrase for which they’re most grateful. “Gramps” was identified and cherished by his grandchildren as an enticing story teller. Leland was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian church the place he was baptized on January 18, 1953. He served a few years as a Sunday college trainer, track chief, and trustee.

Leland was a veteran of the Korean Battle.

Visitation can be from 4:00 p.m. to eight:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, on the Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Corridor. A personal household funeral can be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Eureka Apostolic Christian Church ministers will officiate. Social distancing tips can be noticed throughout the visitation and masks are advisable. Burial can be on the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Cemetery, the place navy rites can be carried out.

The household wish to prolong a particular thanks for the love and care offered by the employees at Apostolic Christian Residence of Eureka, by the employees at Victory Residence Care and Dr. Christopher Hughes and his employees.

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Residence in Eureka is dealing with preparations for the household.

In lieu of flowers, memorials could also be made to the Apostolic Christian Residence of Eureka or Unity Level Hospice in Peoria.To depart a web-based condolence for Leland’s household, go to

Printed by The Pantagraph on Oct. 20, 2020.

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