Aurora – Dennis M. Zimmer age 75 passed away February 11, 2022 in the comfort and love of his home with his wife by his side. Dennis was born in Erie Pennsylvania on August 24, 1946 a son of the late Earl A. Zimmer and Bettie H (Viet) Zimmer. He attended Academy High School in Erie PA and graduated in 1964. Dennis served in the U.S. Airforce from 1964 - 1968 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant stationed at Lowry Air Force base in 1968. Dennis was a servant and worked in many capacities within the customer service industry. He had roles ranging from 15 years at United Airlines as food service clerk, a restaurant sous chef, retail service and the automobile industry while finally finishing his career as a valet at Anschutz hospital.
Dennis had a passion for music and had a love for Elvis Presley; he was an Elvis impersonator annually at Academy on Parade in high school. Dennis often performed at night clubs in his younger years and was credited with having an exceptional voice, having won multiple contests as a result. Along with music Dennis also loved game shows, reading the newspaper, word puzzles and most of all talking to people and sharing jokes. He loved spending time with his family and being surrounded by his pets. Dennis also emphatically loved his Wife Bethany A. Zimmer and would also perform karaoke at home during the weekend with the family.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father Earl Zimmer and step father Earl Betts, His mother Bettie Betts, His brothers Donald Zimmer and David L Zimmer and His brother in law Dave Doty, his Sister Judy Doty and his son Dennis Kram. Dennis is survived by his Wife Bethany Zimmer, Daughter Kelly Kram and Sons David Kram and Robert Zimmer, His brother Daniel Zimmer and His sister Janice Correll (Bill), Hazel Zimmer(Step Mom), Donna Zimmer(Sister in law) and many, many grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Dennis's favorite charity at St. Judes Children's hospital.