John Zimski

Obituary of John (Jack) Zimski

John (Jack) Zimski, loving father and grandfather, age 90, passed away Saturday October 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Essentia Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born April 18, 1929 to Vincent and Clara Zimski in Duluth, MN. He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1948. John married Frances Andrys in 1955 and raised 2 children, Julie and Steven. John worked for the Duluth News Tribune for 47 years as a regional circulation manager and was awarded man of the year by Knight Ridder in 1991. He was involved in Junior Achievement and was a member of the newspaper guild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Leonard Zimski, sisters, Margaret Holmes and Bernice Payment, wife Frances (Andrys) Zimski and daughter Julie Cosler.

John is survived by his son Steven (Linda) Zimski, son in law John Cosler; grandchildren, Jackie (Cary Cardinal), Amy (Clint Kennedy), Sarah Zimski and Vincent Cosler.

The family would like to thank all who cared for him at St. Mary’s/Essentia Hospital and to Cindy Koch for the wonderful at home care she gave him. Jack will be remembered for his passion for classic cars (Thunderbirds), chocolates, his wonderful smile and love for his grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 26 at 4 pm at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Avenue, Duluth, with a visitation one hour prior.

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