Donald R. Zimmerle

Donald R. Zimmerle, 71, of Independence, Missouri, died Friday, June 5th in his home.

Donald was born December 21st, 1943 in Perry, Iowa, son of John and Garland Zimmerle. He married Ella Maxson of Jefferson, Iowa on July 20th, 1962. He worked for several manufacturing companies in Iowa until moving to Independence, Missouri in 1984. Whereafter he worked for Tri-State Tank for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ella; daughter Debbie Bunn and husband Alan Bunn, of Kansas City, MO.; daughter Becky Smith and husband, Tim Smith of Seven Hills, OH.; son Bret Zimmerle of Oak Grove, MO.; sister Jackie Hoem of Independence, MO.; brother Kenny Zimmerle and wife Jackie Zimmerle of Kansas City, MO.; brother Larry Zimmerle and wife Sharon Zimmerle of Kansas City, MO. Eight Grandchildren, Jason Smith, Amber Bettis, Andrea Root, Matthew Smith, Christopher Bunn, Keirstine Zimmerle, Holly Bunn, and Brandon Zimmerle. Four great-grandchildren, Martin Thompson, Aaron Bettis, Addison Bettis, and Hayley Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Garland Zimmerle,;step mother, Betty Zimmerle and sister, Joann Kendall.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 10 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, Missouri 64133, with funeral service following at 11:00 A.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Cancer Society.

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