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Michael  J.
Zimmer "Mickey"


Click here to view services held for Michael “Mickey” on Monday, November 30th, 2020


  • Visitation Sunday, November 29th at the Funeral Home 16880 W. National Ave. from 3-7pm
  • Visitation Monday November 30th at Mother of Good Counsel Church 6924 W. Lisbon Ave from 10-11am
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday November 30th at Church 11am

Zimmer, Michael “Mickey”

Passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Ann (nee Walton). Loving dad of Andy J. “8-Ball”. Dear Brother of John (Sylvia), Edward (Ann), Alex (Janet), Gerald (Sandy), Margaret Randall, Mary (the late Perry) Weinfurter, Donna (Ron) Norgel, Kristi (Gary) Leipold and Laurie (Phil) Schneider. Dear brother in law of Mary (the late James) Finnerty, John “Jed” (Karen) Walton, Joseph “Josh” Walton and Michaela (James) Grove. He will be dearly missed by his “second son” Daniel Harms of Aurich, Germany.  Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents John and Florence and his brother Gary.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 29th at the FUNERAL HOME from 3-7PM and again on Monday, November 30th at MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH, 6924 W. Lisbon Ave. from 10-11AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Private family interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. If so desired memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, everyone is asked to be patient and abide to social distancing guidelines. Everyone is welcome, but we are allowing a limited number of people in the building at any given time. Masks are required.

Mickey was the former owner of the New Berlin Barber, a Navy Veteran and member of the VFW Post 9202. He was a jack of all trades. He loved the outdoors, spending time tending to his garden and lawn. He enjoyed having a “cold one” while barbequing. Mickey was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.

“Pull My Finger”




  1. Donna zimmer/Norgel November 24, 2020 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    This is a poem for you Mickey

    It’s hard to say goodbye to someone you love so dear, the closeness of our families is what will keep you near, I know will meet again someday, God‘s plan is always right, so let’s lift our hearts to Mickey, as he spreads his wings to flight, God’s open arms will welcome him, and greet him by the door, our parents will be there waiting to see their son once more,

    So Mickey go higher up on that mountain and spread your wings and fly

    I’ll always remember the things we did when we were growing up, like when you did Chinese torture on me, made me box with Kristi, and wrestling,, and pull pranks on mom, and all the funny funny jokes he used to say and all the pranks you played and also I remember you having the biggest heart of all, and yes Mickey I pulled your finger many many times LOL

    I’m not going to say goodbye I’m going to say catch you later, love you to the moon and back your little sis Donna/Ted

  2. Kristi Leipold November 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Mickey, I will always be grateful to you. For one thing you saved my life not once but twice. Once from drowning in water,the second time from the frustration of being a teenager. Without those letters you wrote me while you were in the service l think I would have been on the deep end of life. Brother you touched so many lives with your heart and humor ,gave advise to anyone who you though needed it. My pal always helping me out,but in return I had to play baseball and football 🏈 . I cherish every moment I spent with you ❤️ LOVE,sister, Bones

  3. Sarah A Burczyk November 24, 2020 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    One of the nicest people I’ve ever known. He was a quick wit and a great story teller. He welcomed everyone and accepted everyone. He was a gem of a man. This world lost a good one, we send our condolences to the Zimmer family members. We are very sorry for your loss.

  4. Deb Gierach November 25, 2020 at 10:36 am - Reply

    So sad to hear this.We had not seen Mickey for many years but have fond memories of a really nice guy and good person. Our condolences to the entire Zimmer family. Rest in Peace Mickey.
    Ron & Deb Gierach

  5. Suzanne Bailey November 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Sweet Mickey(aka)Jag my heart hurts so bad i miss you! I always looked foward to seeing you knowing you always had a joke to tell! I remember when you and i cut hair in my dads garage We had so many good memories ! We’re all going to miss you down here fly high my dearest cousin love you with all my heart!

  6. Ardie Zimmer November 26, 2020 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Mickey; I will never forget your enduring smile, and willingness to help others in need. You had the sense of humor that I would love to claim as my own. See you on the other side, make room for me. Cousin Ardie (Ardell)

  7. Jennifer Zimmerman November 27, 2020 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, I knew Mike in his role as custodian at Germantown High School, where I am a teacher. Mike talked to me any time I was on my way out of the building, and always took time to really listen and share. He was such an encouragement to me at the end of the day. Since I teach German, Mike especially enjoyed sharing about whatever his second son was up to and what a joy it was to know him. Some of the other teachers and I were consoling each other for our loss of Mike by sharing what a major impact he had on each one of us, just by being caring and friendly. I know that the teachers who knew him better on the first floor where he worked are even more upset than those of us who just knew him by walking by on our way home. We all agree that the impact just one life can have on others is phenomenal- even if you just see someone for a few minutes at a time. This makes me want to take more time with people I see in passing at work and in other arenas of my life. I can count Mike as my inspiration and keep paying it forward.

  8. Steve Neuman November 28, 2020 at 10:13 am - Reply

    See you on the other side old friend! Yes we have lost touch with each other over the years but a guy couldn’t ask for a better neighbor. To many memories to share old friend. God obviously has a plan for you Mickey otherwise he wouldn’t have taken you so soon. Make sure you ask him to “Pull your finger” when you cross the Pearly Gates. RIP Mickey Zimmer you were definitely one of a kind!

  9. April Zimmer November 28, 2020 at 10:24 am - Reply

    My dear Uncle. My heart aches that you are no longer here and aches for your dear son Andy and loving wife Ann. Whenever I saw you, you could put a smile on my face no matter what. You always had a joke to tell and stories from the past that would bring laughter. It wasn’t a party until Uncle Mickey showed up! My daughter ate a record number of corn on the cob thanks to your cooler corn (around 8 or more corn cobs) and she also thought of you fondly. My other half,Rob, will never forget when you cut his hair at the shop while frying some fish at the same time! Such great memories, you will be missed greatly by all. We love you so much. We will see you again. Love your niece April (Prilly)

  10. Kathy Klippel November 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Dear Ann, My son Greg & I want to offer our condolences to you and your family during these difficult times. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  11. Jim, Colin and Connor Hogan November 29, 2020 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    From the first haircut 20 years ago
    You were so kind to me and my two sons.
    Every haircut was always a different story or joke.
    We will miss your stories and kindness.
    Thanks for the memories.
    RIP Friend

  12. GEORGE ZAHORIK November 30, 2020 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Mike, I always looked forward to sitting in your barber’s chair. The haircut, while being excellent was insignificant to your stories, laughter and overall good humor. The memories of your Christmas parties will live on forever. Here’s to the many Makers Mark shots that we enjoyed while having just good old plain FUN. I will miss you buddy and thanks for the memories.

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