Dean Lee Zimmerman
Published in the Bonners Ferry Herald June 30, 2005
Another version was published on the website - Kootenai Valley Press - July 31, 2005
Dean Lee Zimmerman, 76, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2005 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30, at 2 p.m. in the LDS Church. Bishop Chuck Newhouse will officiate.Dean was born October 15, 1928 in Spokane. He was raised on a farm in the Curley Creek area, where he did his share cutting hay each summer. He attended Curley Creek School. His dad bought a tractor in 1941 and farm chores became much easier.
Dean couldn’t wait to get out of school and start work. He had various jobs working at Hubb’s sawmill and farming in the Kootenai Valley and Southern Idaho.
Dean married Louise Tallmadge December 19, 1948, in Coeur d’Alene and they are the parents of four children.
Dean was a logger, working for various loggers in the county. He did every job there was on logging crews and ended up driving logging truck until retirement.
Dean was a great mechanic and could fix just about anything. He loved to travel, listen to country music, camping and hiking with the family, and, his all time favorite was snowmobiling. There was nothing better to him than being on top of one of the mountains in Boundary County on his snowmobile.
His parents, Leo and Beulah Zimmerman, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Louise; sons, Frank and wife Sonja, Coeur d’Alene, and Brian and wife Roberta, Bonners Ferry; daughters LaDean and husband Dave Winn and Darlene and husband Phil Schneider, all of Bonners Ferry; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.