• Bruce D. Zimmerman

    1 Oct 2018

  • Sedan – Bruce D. Zimmerman, age 81, of Howard, Kansas passed away, Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kansas.

    Bruce was born on November 29, 1936 in Wellington, Kansas to Paul Zimmerman and Fanchon (Price) Zimmerman.  He attended a few country schools before graduating from Wellington High School in Wellington.

    After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served from January 24, 1955 to October 24, 1958 when he was honorably discharged.  He was part of the decommissioning of the USS Kenneth Whiting during his time in the Navy.

    On February 20, 1959 he married Marilyn Jones in Conway Springs, Kansas.  They made their home in several places throughout their married life.  They spent several years in Sedan and Chautauqua and Elk Counties. 

    Bruce worked as a farmer and rancher and later worked for USPS as a Mail Carrier until his retirement.

    Bruce loved horses and antiques, he and his wife owned an Antique store for several years; he also liked to drink coffee at the coffee shop with his friends.

    Bruce is survived by his wife Marilyn Zimmerman of Sedan, Kansas; two sons, Steve Zimmerman and wife Kathy of Sedan, Kansas and Brad Zimmerman and wife Ronda of Ringwood, Oklahoma; one daughter, Nancy Baker and husband Troy of Stanton, Texas; one sister, Sandy Mopitt; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

    Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

    Graveside Services will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Riley Cemetery, east of Sedan, with Hospice Chaplain Keith Springer officiating.  The United States Navy will perform Military Honor Rights.

    Family and friends may call on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan.

    The family has suggested memorials to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and those may be sent to the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

    To view the obituary online or leave a message for the family please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.




    Sorry for your lost! Prayers for family


    Prayers for all the family.


    Brad I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers to you and your family. If you dont remember me I am Pams cousin that brought Pauline (Pams grandma) to see you all from Missouri.


    To the extended Zimmerman Family of Bruce Zimmerman and to my sister's family who mourne the loss of a good man, friend and grandpa - Pam Brown, Blake, Samantha, Brock, and Avery Zimmerman, Ryan, Blaine, Jordi, and Bowen Walt, Shay and Cody Howell. My heartfelt prayers go out to you all at this time of loss. You have your lifetime memories to hold onto. Bruce is with you so long as you can share in your memories of him. I love you all.


    He was such a great person. Always had a smile and kind word.


    So very sorry for your loss


    Sending prayers to the Zimmerman family.


    Prayers of peace and comfort to the Zimmerman clan.