ELKHART LAKE/ STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin
Dean Peter Paul Zimmerman
1947 — 2024
Dean Peter Paul Zimmerman, age 76, passed away after heart surgery on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Dean was born on July 14, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Henry and Joan (Sturgis) Zimmerman. He grew up in Amherst and Stevens Point and graduated from UW Stevens Point. Dean taught in the Wisconsin Rapids and Plymouth school districts. Some of his proudest moments were in creating a diversity club, in Plymouth, where hundreds of students attended yearly conferences; coaching debate in middle and high school, including his two children; and leading the Teacher's Union in the Wisconsin Rapids School District during the strikes of the 1970s. One of his true loves was hiking in Glacier National...