Obituary of Jeffrey Keith Zimmerman
"And he said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Jeffrey (Jeff) Keith Zimmerman, 61, of Laguna Vista, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2019 in San Benito, Texas.
Jeff was born in Harlingen, Texas, to D'Ann Pfeiffer Zimmerman and William (Bill) Kenneth Zimmerman on May 2, 1958. Jeff was raised in Laguna Vista, Texas, where he attended Port Isabel High School. Following graduation, Jeff relocated to College Station, where he attended Texas A&M University. Jeff was a proud Aggie, graduating with honors in 1980, with a bachelor's degree in Economics. Following his college graduation, Jeff returned to Laguna Vista to work with his father and brother at their family business. Jeff would marry the love of his life, Rosie Barrera of Bayview, Texas in 1982. Their oldest child, Lindsey Rae Zimmerman, would be born in 1984. Their youngest child, William (Billy) Joseph Zimmerman, would follow in 1986.
Jeff was active in his community, serving as alderman and mayor pro-tem of Laguna Vista. He and his brother were the catalyst to creating the Laguna Vista Fire Department. Jeff served many years as a volunteer fire fighter. Jeff was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel, Texas, where he previously served as the Grand Knight. Jeff was also previously a lector and Eucharistic minister for the church.
Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and D'Ann Zimmerman. He is also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joe (Coche) Barrera.
He is survived by Rosie Zimmerman and their two children, Lindsey Zimmerman of Laguna Vista and William (Amanda) Zimmerman of Corpus Christi; their grandchildren: Nicolas Cole Camacho of Laguna Vista and Brett Samuel Zimmerman of Corpus Christi; his brother, Mike (Dolly) Zimmerman of Los Fresnos; his niece, Heidi (Sean) Mulroony of Cypress; and his nephew, Hans (Cat Conte) Zimmerman of Austin. Also surviving him is Lucila Barrera of Bayview and Ralph Barrera of Edinburg.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a holy rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church located on 705 S. Longoria Street in Port Isabel, Texas.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jeff's name may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 705 S. Longoria Street, Port Isabel, Texas 78578.
You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort or sympathy cards to the family of Jeffrey (Jeff) Keith Zimmerman at: www.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.To send flowers to the family of Jeffrey Zimmerman, please visit Tribute Store