Lee H. Zimmerman, age 70, of Lake Township, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was born October 30, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio to Kenneth and Dortha (Bamfield) Zimmerman. Lee graduated from Lake High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University.
Lee was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing and a Principal Partner of the Horton Manufacturing Company which produced crossbows and related archery equipment. He was a past Director of the North American Crossbow Federation and served on several committees with the Archery Trade Association. Lee began his career after college as a sales representative in the Rubber Industry, then worked with his father to develop the Panther Estates community in Plain Township, building many of its homes. His love for the outdoors was a life-long passion and he took great joy in introducing new participants, both young and old, to hunting and fishing so they too could create memories with their family and friends and understand the need to preserve our natural treasures for future generations.
He is survived by his wife Cathy (Toth); sons, Matthew (Sarah) Zimmerman, Mark (Bryttanie) Zimmerman; sister Kaye Jackson and nephew Chad (Stacy) Jackson of Mansfield, OH; and grandchildren Emma, Elise and Andrew Zimmerman.
Calling hours will be Saturday June 6 from 3-6:00 pm at Arnold Funeral Home in Hartville. Private graveside services will be Monday June 8 at 11:00 am at the Ragersville, OH Cemetery with Deacon Christopher Germak officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, Step Outside Grant Program, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229-6693 or (614) 265-6565.
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