|Richard H. (Dick) Zimmerman|
Richard H. (Dick) Zimmerman was born February 8, 1921 in rural Harvey County south of Burrton, Kansas. He was the son of Samuel R. and Alice E. (Vollweider) Zimmerman.
He graduated from Mt. Hope High School, Business College, and the Wisconsin School of Banking. He was a member of Mount Hope Lodge #238; Scottish Rite and Shriners, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salina, and a Charter Member of the First United Methodist Church of Fountain Hills, Arizona.
He married C. Earlene Blubaugh on July 14, 1940 in Preston, Kansas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Alice; an infant daughter, Anita Kay; a brother, Fred L. Zimmerman, and sisters, Pauline Crawford and Nadine Zimmerman.
He is survived by:
Wife of 72 years: Earlene
Son: Rev. Richard E. Zimmerman and Carolyn of McPherson
Two daughters: Paula and Robert Trimble of Mukilteo, Washington
Terri Zimmerman of Fountain Hills, Arizona
Six grandchildren: Terri Trimble and Dilip Argarwal of Twickenham, England
Susan McCoy and Jon of ElDorado
Galen R. Zimmerman and Kim of Killeen, Texas
Christi Kreutz and Steve of Everett, Washington
Stephen Zimmerman of Hutchinson
Bryan Trimble of Louisiana
Twelve great grandchildren
In 1948 he purchased a grocery store in Harper, Kansas and later was employed by the First National Bank of Harper. He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce; Harper School Board; Scout Leader; Secretary-Treasurer of Tri-County Bankers Association; and served on the Harper County Fair board.
Later he was hired to run the Bentley Kansas State Bank and the Home State Bank of Lewis, Ks.
In 1967, at the age of 46, he purchased controlling interest in the First State Bank of Salina. As in every community in which he lived, he gave of his time and talent. He was a member of the Kansas Bankers Association; Vice-president of the Salina Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Board of Asbury Hospital Association and later Salina Regional Health; Advisory Board of the Presbyterian Manor; Chairman of the Board of Kansas Wesleyan; and was active in many other civic organizations as well as his church.
There will be no visitation.
Friends may sign the guest book at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th, Salina, Kansas.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 122 N. 8th, Salina.
Private graveside services will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the Halstead Cemetery, Halstead, Kansas.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church; Presbyterian Manor; Salina Regional Health Foundation; or Kansas Wesleyan College.