C.M. Zimmerman, 77, of Humboldt, Kansas, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kansas.
He was born July 8, 1924 in Hiattville, Kansas, the son of Manni and Daisy (Harper) Zimmerman.
He served in the U.S. Army, paratroopers 82nd Airborne. He was wounded during World War II in France.
He married Iva Pauline Franklin on April 17, 1942 in Ft. Scott, Kansas. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1996.
He worked as a policeman, then served as assistant chief of police for several years for the Humboldt Police Department, and later became a self-employed carpenter.
He was a member of the Cecil J. Mecker Post #1654, VFW, in Chanute.
Survivors include: one daughter, Judy Ann Schroeder, of Topeka, KS; three sisters, Virginia Roshey of Girard, KS, Mabel Mae Sponsel of Girard, KS, and Margaret Ordeniz of Osage City, KS; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Bowing.
Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at First Christian Church in Humboldt, Kansas with James Dale Hobart officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, KS.
[Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 - Chanute, KS]
[courtesy of Gypsy Girl"]
Grave marker for Carroll M. Zimmerman in Addition 1, Block S, Lot 7, Space 7,
Mount Hope Cemetery , Humboldt (Allen county), Kansas.
Carroll registered for the draft in
Girard, KS on 11 December 1942.
Pvt Zimmerman's arrival date in the 508th
is unknown as Service Company records are unavailable during that
period. However, on 2 March 1944, he was transferred from Service
Company to Company I.
Initially listed as missing in action as
of 8 June 1944, he was listed 7 July 1944 as attached, unassigned to
unknown hospital with battle injury.
He was transferred to the hospital's
detachment of patients on 11 August 1944, he did not return to the
His military decorations include the
Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the
Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944.