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John Peter Zimny, Jr

Obituary for John Peter Zimny, Jr

February 11, 1928 - August 4, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 90

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and Friend


John Peter Zimny, Jr., age 90, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, in Barrington. He was born in Chicago on February 11, 1928, the son of John Peter and Mary (nee Wojnowski) Zimny. On December 17, 1949, he married the love of his life, Dorothea Peters.

John's lifelong passion was Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the co-founder of the McHenry Viscounts Drum & Bugle Corps and he marched early in life with General George Bell Corps, Gladstone and Skokie Indians. He later taught drums and marching to the McHenry Viscounts. John worked as a lithographer for L.J. IMBER. He was a parade marshal for Fiesta Days in 1988 as a tribute to having served many years in the parade. John loved his family very much and they will sorely miss him.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothea; dear children: John (Kari) Zimny, Linda (Phil) Oeffling, Pamela Bialas, and Paul (Lourdes) Zimny; cherished grandchildren: Jonathan (Lauryn), Jeanette (Austin), Brian (Susy), Laurie (Andrew), Rebecca (James), Bethany (Scott), Nick (Amy), Brad (April), Brandy (Filip), Mike; precious great-grandchildren: Tyler, Tessa, Ivy, Riley, Quinn, Gracyn, Evan, Payton, Braylen, Brynlee, Grant, Madilyn, Sydney, Natalie. He is survived by his sister Esther.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John & Mary, his brother Ernie and his sisters Pearl and Marion.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 4:00 pm to the time of service at 7:00pm, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr. in McHenry, IL. Interment will be private.

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