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“My deepest sympathy to DuAnn and family. You are in my prayers. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tammy - Northfield

“Duann and Family. I am so sorry to hear that Dale passed away. He was fun to visit with in the bakery, also admired his knowledge of the Purple...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Huisman - Sanborn, MN

“i cannot put into words how much dale has meant to me over these year so i wont.i will say a big THANK YOU to friends, family and complete strangers...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: peder eskelson - bloomington, MN

“Miss you uncle Dale.I remember throwing rice at you and Du Ann at your wedding,then you took off in that old green Ford.When you dressed up as Santa...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jeff Zimmerman - Grass Valley, CA

“We remeber you both with such wondedrful thoughts, you are in our prayers and thoughts at this time Mark Brotherton and Gretchen Hansen ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: gretchenhansen - cameron, WI

“I have so many fond memories of visiting with Dale and Duann at the coffee shop. He was always good natured and loved to discuss sports while...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Vera Ostermann - Elmore Modesto, CA

“My memories of Dale are filled with great stories, sitting by the campfire, heater in hand, telling all the guys of fish that got away, near misses...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Browner - Eagan, MN

“DuAnn and family, our hearts and sympathy are with you. May God Bless you. Our prayers are with you also. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Wayne & Sandy Johnston - Woodbury, MN

“Dale rocked!! He will be severely missed. My prayers go out to the Zimmerman family. Scott ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Boeshart - Eagan, MN

“He never liked watching the Minnesota Vikings with me because him and Brian were Dallas Cowboy fans. (LOL) I will miss him and love him, he can now...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Annette Dalluge - Rapidan, MN

“So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prays. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Don and Dorothy Klint - Danbury, WI

“Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I know how hard this is for those left behind but please believe he is whole again & no...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jennifer Goethke - Hopkins, MN

“You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Elton & Sharon Rhoda - Elmore, MN

“Zimmerman Family...Dale always had something to say when he saw us, and then he would laugh. So sorry to hear about his passing!! Enjoyed talking to...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Dan and Hohni Weringa - IA

“Many memories of a good friend. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Gwen and Beverly Krosch - Elmore, MN

“Colleen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Beth ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Beth Reineke - Medford, MN


Dale A. Zimmerman, age 76, of Elmore, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at his home. Private Family memorial services will be held. Public visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Dale was born March 28, 1936, in Mapleton, MN,, the son of Rolla and Alice (Klint) Zimmerman. He was raised and educated in the Mapleton area. He served in the U.S. Navy in the early 1950's and returned home to Mapleton where he worked as a mechanic in the Ford dealership. He was married to DuAnn C. Dalluge on April 27, 1963 in Good Thunder, MN. Dale owned the DX Oil Station in Mapleton for several years before moving to Durand, WI where he sold storage silos. The couple later moved to Elmore where Dale had a tire sales route with Bauer Built Tires. He retired in 2001. Dale enjoyed occasional trips to a casino and his annual family trips to Leech Lake where he was a great fisherman. Dale is survived by his wife, DuAnn Zimmerman of Elmore, his daughter, Carol (Peder) Eskelson of Bloomington, his daughter, Coleen Zimmerman of Medford, his son, Jason Zimmerman of Elmore, his mother, Alice Madsen of Winnebago, his brother, Larry Zimmerman of New Ulm, his sister, Maxine Durkee of Winnebago, his sister in law, Marge Zimmerman of Owatonna, his sister in law, Onalee (Charles) Slowinski of Mapleton and his mother in law, Iona Dalluge of Mapleton. Dale was preceded in death by his father, son, Brian in 2000, brother, James and father-in-law, Carl Dalluge.