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Ron Zimmerman

05/29/1965 - 03/22/2024
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On Friday, March 22, 2024, Ron Zimmerman, 58, of New London, with the love and support of family and friends at his side, lost the long and courageous fight against cancer.  

Ron was born in Clintonville on May 29, 1965, and went to school in Sugar Bush until his early grade school years. In 1983 he graduated from Tri-County High School, Plainfield. After graduation moved back to the New London/Bear Creek area where he has lived ever since.    Ron worked as a construction foreman for Cleary Builders for many years and then pursued his dream of driving an 18-wheeler, which he fully embraced and was very proud to be driving for Hilker Trucking until he was too ill to take any more trips. Ron’s passion was riding motorcycles, buying them, and teaching others how to ride. His biggest smiles on the bike were when his children were riding next to him and engaging in a few family racing challenges. Ron’s other passion was his children and grandchildren, which he adored; interacting and seeing them all together melted his heart. He was very proud of his children, who they are and all they’ve accomplished in life so far.  

Ron is survived by his wife, Tracy Zimmerman; daughter, Mikala (Dakota) Ritchie and children Winter and Autumn, of New London; son, Bryan (Shayla) Zimmerman and child Kira, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; his father, Verne (Gloria) Zimmerman, of Plainfield; mother, Donna Zimmerman, of New London; sister, Diane (Chris) Bouchette, of Bear Creek; mother-in-law, Karen Angell, of Winneconne; brothers-in-law, Kevin Angell, of Crandon; Kirt (Patty) Angell, of Butte des Morts; Kelly (Julie) Angell, of Winneconne; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and amazing friends.

Preceding Ron in death were a brother, Mike Zimmerman, sisters, Sharon Kramer, Shirley Zimmerman, paternal and maternal grandparents; and a friend who was like a brother, Mike Buege.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Shiocton Bible Church W7611 WI-54 Shiocton. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Michael Isbill officiating. Burial will follow in the Danish Cemetery, Bear Creek.

In lieu of flowers we’d like you to consider a donation to St. Jude’s, American Cancer Society or Wounded Warriors. 

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish, please submit online condolence/memories to muellerfh.net.

John Henschel wrote on March 27, 2024
Tracy, Laura and I are so sorry for your loss!!! Hugs and prayers for you and your family!!! God bless .

Ric Stockton wrote on March 26, 2024
Knew Ron , he came to Pace Dairy in Crawfordsville ,In driving for Hilker Trucking , very nice to me all the time

Dan Smith wrote on March 25, 2024
So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for you all! It's been a number of years since I've seen Ron. But still remember some great times with him & everyone on rides!

Joni Graves wrote on March 24, 2024
Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. While I never meet him I'm sure his passing leaves a well of sadness and pain in your heart. He will always be with you in your treasured memories of your years together. He'll continue to live on in the stories you share with family and friends. Know he'll never be far away, he'll be there guiding your way and watching over you. Your Friend Joni Graves

Jerel Krenke wrote on March 24, 2024
Ron was the foreman for the crew that built my shed / home in 2008 ..they did a great job ..my dad said it was the squarest building he's ever did work in (he did the finish work ) ..so sad..i haven't seen him in yrs but always remember him..rest in peace Ron