Obituary: Austin Lloyd Zimmerman |

Obituary: Austin Lloyd Zimmerman

Austin Lloyd Zimmerman
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Feb. 7, 1963 — Dec. 11, 2017

Austin Lloyd Zimmerman passed away at home with his loving family by his side after fighting a long battle with cancer.

Austin was born in Craig, Colorado, to Andy and Viola Zimmerman. He came home to two older brothers, Andy Jr. and Allan. Papa Joe (Joe Hernandez) joined our family when Austin was 18 years old and was his buddy for life. Austin started school in Eagle, Colorado, but went to Moffat County Schools from first grade on.

Austin and his brother worked for the Craig Daily Press for a few summers delivering newspapers to make money to purchase a bike; he was so proud of that accomplishment. When Austin wasn’t golfing, he was rock hunting arrowheads or cleaning out his friends in poker and loving every moment.

He is survived by his mother, Viola, and Papa Joe Hernandez; brothers, Andy (Mel) Zimmerman, of River Falls, Wisconsin, and Adam Zimmerman, of Craig; sister, Aileen (Spud) Kethcum, of Florence, Colorado; aunts Emma Mascarenas, Dorothy Tabor, Emily Cacmichael, all of Craig; nncle Cecil (Kay) Gutierrez, from Loveland, Colorado; nieces Chelsea Zimmerman, of Prescott, Wisconsin, and Samantha Ketchum, of Florence, Colorado; nephews Brandon Zimmerman, of Craig, and DeKlan Zimmerman, of River Falls, Wisconsin; and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Zimmerman; paternal grandparents, Jim and LaVurn Zimmerman; maternal grandparents Cecil and Mary Gutierrez; and a sister, Meta Zimmerman, all from Craig; brother Allan, of Astoria, Oregon; cousin Tony Grajeda; and uncle Jesse Mascarena, of Craig.

There will be a celebration of Austin’s life at a later date, to be announced.