Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Merle Ray Zimmerman

Merle Ray Zimmerman, age 2 years, 6 months, 13 days, of Ashland, Ohio died peacefully at home on June 28, 2019.

He was born December 15, 2016 in Orrville, Ohio.

Merle is survived by his parents: Brendan and Alta Zimmerman; his sister: Lynelle and Jenna Zimmerman; paternal grandparents: Ben Nevin and Bernice Zimmerman of Shelby, Ohio; maternal grandparents: David and Lydia Zimmerman of Shiloh, Ohio; maternal great grandparents: John Aaron and Anna Zimmerman of Shiloh, Ohio; paternal great grandparents: Benjamin and Naomi  Leinbach and Ben Zimmerman all of Shelby, Ohio; Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by an uncle: Raymond Zimmerman; two cousins: Linford Zimmerman and Lois Zimmerman.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the family home, 931 County Road 1353, Ashland, Ohio. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM at Country View Mennonite Church on Crum Road with the home ministry and Bishop Ammon Burkholder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Care for Merle and his family by Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. To send a message of sympathy to the Zimmerman family, please visit

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