Gerald (Jerry) A. Zimmerman went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 8, 2018, in Sioux City.
Jerry was born on Aug. 3, 1927, to Arthur J. H. and Eugene E. (Cobb) Zimmerman on their farm homestead in Merrill.
Jerry enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served 20-plus years with duty in much of the world. After his Navy career, he returned to Le Mars, where he served on the Le Mars Police Department for 19 years.
Jerry thoroughly enjoyed fishing, spending winters in Texas where his brother Bill lived, and his summers in Iowa.
He is survived by five nephews; five nieces; and many grand- and great-grand-nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bob and Bill, and one sister, Mary.
A Graveside service at Stanton Cemetery, rural Merrill, will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.