Francis Wayne Zimmerle
Francis Wayne Zimmerle, 65, of Jefferson passed away Dec. 27 at his home.
Frank was born in Jefferson to Phillip and Ruby Zimmerle on February 16, 1948. He grew up in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1966. He then attended Iowa State University and later graduated from Buena Vista University.
In 1968, Frank enlisted in the US Navy and served on-board the USS Voge in the Mediterranean Sea.
Frank was united in marriage to Deborah Goodman in 1978. They had two children, Nichole and Phillip. Frank and Deborah later divorced.
He is survived by his two children: Nichole of Carroll and Phillip of Jefferson; three siblings: Phyllis Moss and her husband Jerry of Minburn; William and his wife Rose of Adel; and Howard and his wife Deborah of Fort Dodge. Also surviving are cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends and relatives. Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, Sharon.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date.