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Services for Norman Zimmerman, 81, of the Town of Tonawanda, who worked for 25 years as a production foreman for Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. A prayer service will be held at 10 in C. Mertz & Son Funeral Home, 911 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Zimmerman, who was born in North Tonawanda, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) in McAuley Residence, Town of Tonawanda, after a long illness.

He was a retired employee of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District maintenance department and was a member of Tonawandas Post 264, American Legion, for 55 years. He also was a member of the Retired Public Employees Association.

Zimmerman served in the Army's 1748th Service Command Unit during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rilla June; two stepdaughters, Jacquelyn Marshall Cox of Kenmore and Kathleen Marshall Strickland of New Berlin, Wis.; a stepson, Thomas A. Marshall of Laguna Beach, Calif.; eight stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.


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