Mark Zimmer's Retirement Celebration

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After 41 years of service, Mr. Mark Zimmer is retiring.  Mark has taught for a total of 41 years with the last 25 years at St. John Lutheran.

Mark completed his undergrad degree at Concordia Chicago (River Forest), and earned his Masters at IU. Before serving at St. John, Mark also served at Wyneken Lutheran, Decatur, IN, and St. Paul’s Lutheran in Kankakee, IL. Throughout his career, Mark not only taught math but also served as youth director, athletic director, and coached football, wrestling, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and track.

Mark said, "St. John has meant so much to Ivonne and me, to our children and their spouses, and now our grandchildren. We thank God for bringing us to St. John. We thank Him for the friendly people here who help to make this a great place to call our church home and with whom we share His love.”

Mark plans to keep busy after retirement. He has plans to attend Bible Study, do more writing (including devotions), hunt, fish, do carpentry work, work on his son and daughter-in-law's farm, travel, spend time at their cottage in Canada, spend time in the woods with a chain saw and a tractor, and volunteer for various things at St. John Lutheran Church and School. Mark also looks forward to spending more time with his grandchildren and family in Indianapolis and Chicago.

Feel free to share your favorite memories, thanks, and congratulations for Mark in the comments section below.


And please join us for an open house honoring Mark Zimmer on Sunday, May 20th in The Commons from 11:30 am-2 pm.


Carsten and Georgia on May 18, 2018 1:34pm

Dear Mark,
We are so sorry that we cannot be with you this weekend. Congratulations on a great first career of making a huge positive difference - now on to career 2, i.e. retirement. Watch out. It is exhausting!
We wish to take you and Ivonne to dinner to celebrate next time we are in Indy.
Blessings, Carsten and Georgia.


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