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April 6, 2020

2/18/2020 8:08:00 AM
Zimpel, Donald Charles

Donald Charles Zimpel - Born in Boscobel on June 25, 1942, a son of the late Charles and Esther Zimpel, Don passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice on Friday Feburary 14, 2020 at the age of 77.
Don is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth "Betty" Williams, his children, Rick (Colleen) Zimpel Arena, Brad Zimpel Antigo, Theresa Bollig Verona, Kirk Zimpel (Tiffany) Mt. Horeb, Jon (Sandy) Krueger Mt. Horeb, Erik (Sue) Krueger Deerfield, April (Aric) Dichraff, Madison and Robin (Pete) Jones, Cross Plains. He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Don also left behind his beloved dog Puddles, and Foster Brother James Haldaman of IL.
A Private Memorial service celebrating Don's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Agrace Hospice 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison Wi 53711.
Don's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Agrace HospiceCare and St Mary's Hospital Staff for their gentle, respectful, and kind care of Don.
One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.
When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.
"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
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