Steven Harley Zimmerman

Steven Harley Zimmerman, 71 of Ashby, MN passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Sanford Medical, Fargo, ND, after his battle with lung cancer.
Memorial services were 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church in Ashby, MN with Pastor Kent Krumwiede officiating.
Visitation was Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer service at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Ashby and continuing one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Pelican Lake Cemetery of Ashby, MN at a later date. Military Honors will be by Ashby Legion Pederson-Tripp Post 35.
Steven Harley Zimmerman was born November 15, 1946 in Wadena, MN, the son of Harley and Rose Zimmerman. He served in the Vietnam War from 1965-1969 and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement.
August 1, 1970 he married the love of his life, Cheryl. Together they had 4 children, Andy, Jenny, Janette and Paul.
Steve retired from Connexus Energy after 38 years working as a field engineer. He served as a supervisor of the Pelican Lake Township and was a member of the Ashby American Legion, VFW, NRA and Ducks Un-limited. He spent much time in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and loved every minute of it. He had a special way of entertaining everyone around him with his own sense of humor. Steve was a genuine, strong and loving husband, dad, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Jim; mother-in-law, Juanita; and brother-in-law, John.
Steve is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sister, Judith; brother, Scott (Nancy); three daughters, Andy, Jenny and Janette (Aaron); a son, Paul (Jessica); grandchildren, Brenden, Payton, Morgan, Cade, Lilly, Ava, Trey, Wade, Lucy and Callie; father-in-law, Richard Ronallo; sister-in-law, Joan (Tom); brothers-in-law, Geno, Joe (Barb) and Dean (Jacqui).
In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the family to be donated to charity of their choice.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Ashby was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at