Kenneth L. “Kenny” Zimmerman
Kenneth L. “Kenny” Zimmerman, 79, Hays, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at his home.
He was born September 3, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Celestine “Celly” and Barbara M. (Werth) Zimmerman. On August 8, 1970 he was united in marriage to Barbara Braun in Logan. They celebrated over 48 years of marriage. He drove truck for Aubel Asphalt and was a service man for Orkin Pest Control. For over 30 years, he was a service man for Universal Termite and Pest Control where he had a love for his pest control clients and was trusted throughout the community. His memberships included the St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, the St. Anthony’s Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4166, and the Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed being outside, gardening, fishing, daily coffee at Daylight Donuts, had a great sense of humor, and was affectionately called Shotgun by his friends. Kenny had a great love for his family, enjoying many of his children’s and grandchildren’s events.
Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home, a son; Scott Zimmerman and wife Corrie of Hays, a daughter; Kathy Cossaart and husband Tim of Hays, two brothers; Cary Zimmerman and wife Theresa of Salina and Jude Zimmerman and wife Jackie of Lake Charles, LA, three sisters; Faye Geschwenter and husband Rich of Ellis, Jeanette Kraft and husband Marvin of Emporia, and Helen Godfrey and husband Dick of Salina, a sister-in-law Rose Ann Zimmerman of Hays, nine grandchildren; Brianna Pfannenstiel and boyfriend Tyler Foiles, Kenna Pfannenstiel, Ashley Cossaart, Alyssa Balandran and husband Juan, and Gabriella, Isaac, Jordon, Sarah, and Israel Zimmerman, four great-grandchildren; Lily, Faith, and Emma Balandran and Alex Zimmerman, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law; Leonard and Regina Braun, a brother; Joel Zimmerman, two brothers-in-law; Leroy Braun and Warren Bennett, and two sisters-in-law; Judy Bennett and Thelma Braun.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, with Fr. Joshua Werth and Fr. Alvin Werth officiating. Burial will follow in St. Fidelis Cemetery in Victoria. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Friday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:00 pm, a parish vigil will be at 6:30 pm, followed by a combined third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus rosary, all on Thursday at the funeral home. The fourth degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 5:30 pm until 6:30 on Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus or for family wishes. Condolences and memories of Kenny may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com