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Sheldon Howard Zimmerman

October 29, 1938 — January 5, 2021

Sheldon Howard Zimmerman

Sheldon was called home to his loving Heavenly Father on January 5, 2021 following eight-weeks of health issues in Rancho Cucamonga California.

Sheldon was born on October 29, 1938 in Lehi UT, to Parents Francis Loray and Howard Zimmerman. Sheldon was the second son of 11 children.

After high school, Sheldon Joined the United States Navy and spent three years as a Machinist Mate on the USS Uvalde AKA-88. After his discharge, Sheldon once again had a thirst for the camaraderie of the service and enlisted in the US Army and became a Military Policeman. After his discharge, Sheldon settled in Fontana Ca. He worked for Kaiser Steel for 30 years before retiring 1996.

Sheldon was always on the go from a young age, he enjoyed traveling and experiencing different parts of the country.  He was especially talented at finding spots that were considered “hidden gems” around the world. He loved to square dance and threw great parties for his friends whom he loved to Zumba with!

Sheldon is survived by his beautiful wife Eloise Keyner Zimmerman, Daughter Valdas Lott Zimmerman of Ogden UT, Son Sheldon LaVar Zimmerman of Mountain Green UT, and Son Dennis Jay Zimmerman of Mission Viejo CA. Stepsons Mike Shannon of Victorville CA and Bob Shannon of Laguna Beach CA, stepdaughter Linda Twogood of Winsor CO and stepdaughters Teresa Smith, Stephanie Lowder and Tina Marker of UT.  14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Russon Farmington Mortuary, 1941 North Main, it will also be streamed on Facebook live at

A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sheldon has requested to be laid to rest in the Lehi City UT cemetery close to his three brothers, mother, and father.

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