“He is only gone from our sight”
Lloyd Zimmerman passed over on March 11, 2013 at home in Roseburg, OR, after enjoying a full and good life.
Lloyd, 87, was born to Clarence and Esther Zimmerman in North Hornell, New York in September 1925. During his youth he was an avid clarinet player in Hornell Schools and the Community band and loved roller skating. He graduated from Hornell High School.
He joined the Army Air Corps in New York in January 1944 during WWll, was stationed on Guam and then honorably discharged in 1946.
In 1956 he graduated from the nursing program at Craig Colony in Sonyea, NY and then in October 1956 married Patricia Logan. Lloyd was one of the first male nurses in the Army Nurse Corps, stationed at Camp Kue on Okinawa and then at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. He helped set up one of the first field hospitals in the Phillipines in preparation for the beginning of the Vietnam War.
Lloyd and Pat moved to Roseburg in 1962 and he retired from the Roseburg VA hospital in 1982. They enjoyed many years round dancing, traveling, gardening, the YMCA and the Active Life Fitness Center. Lloyd truly had a “green” thumb.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, brother Lyle and a granddaughter Nakita Zimmerman.
He is survived by his wife Pat (Roseburg), children Stephen (Donna) (Canandaigua, NY), Leedja (Bruce) Neilsen (Roseburg), Marc (Allen, Tx), Eric (Salem, Or), Lisa (Jesse) Leos (Houston,TX), and Lynnae (Brent)Neal (Roseburg), daughters-in-law Eva, Regina, Cyndi, sister-in-law Edith (New York), and brother-in-law Bill (Colorado) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. There are 20 grandchildren in Oregon, Utah, Texas, Georgia, New York, Florida, Germany and 9 great-grandchildren in Oregon, Utah, and Georgia.
Our thanks for all the loving care given by Dr. Baker and his staff and especially Amedisys Home Health/Hospice.
Lloyd will be missed as a good loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.