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August "Gus" Zimmerman

April 16, 1930 March 9, 2019
August "Gus" Zimmerman
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Obituary for August "Gus" Zimmerman

August “Gus” Zimmerman, 88, of Kewanee, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at OSF Hospital, Peoria, IL. Gus was born April 16, 1930 in rural Annawan, the son of August and Clara (Paxton) Zimmerman. Gus married Karen McMillan on June 5, 1964 in Kewanee, she survives.
Also surviving is one son; August Kevin (Carol) Zimmerman of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Aaron Kirk in December 2016 and brother, Donald.
Gus served his country in the Army National Guard. Gus owned and operated the Kewanee Tastee Freez. He also was the opening manager at the Kewanee Radio Shack. He and Karen operated and retired from the AKZ Party Goods and Sanitary Supply Store. Gus enjoyed boating on the Illinois River, golfing, fishing, and the Bears. In 2009, he was the Grand Marshall of the Hog Day Parade, and was a Charter Member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors Club. He was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church and the American Legion. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Flemish American Club, Kewanee. Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Please leave an online condolence for Gus’ family at

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Celebration of Life




4:00 PM 3/15/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Flemish American Club

Kewanee, IL

Flemish American Club
Kewanee IL
United States

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