Harley Zimmel, age 76, of Evansville, MN, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 1, 2022, at his home.
Harley, the son of Leavern and Lucille (Gens) Zimmel, was born on March 17, 1946, in Fosston, MN. He grew up on the family farm five miles east of Mahnomen, MN. On June 17, 1967, Harley was united in marriage to the love of his life, Bonnie Welle. The couple made their first home together in Mahnomen, and then moved to Evansville in 1969.
Harley is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Evansville; one daughter, Jeanine (Darrin) Landstrom of Andover, MN; and one son, Jeff (Gina) Zimmel of McKinney, TX; three brothers: Gerald (Sue) Zimmel of Dilworth, MN, Allen (Cindy) Zimmel of Mahnomen, and Loren (Shelly) Zimmel also of Mahnomen; two sisters: Sandra (Ray) Klinkhammer of Mahnomen, and Linda (John) Blaser of Fosston; five grandchildren: Sydney, Taylor, and Jackson Landstrom, and Aurora and Gage Zimmel; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leavern and Lucille Zimmel; sister, Karen Houska, and sisters-in-law: Charlene Geray, Geri Maier, and Betty Zimmel; and a niece, Amanda Dewey.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 8th at 11:00 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Brandon, MN. A time of gathering will be one hour before services at the church. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 9th at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Beaulieu, MN.