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Stephen Richard Zimbelman

October 25, 1944 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Stephen Richard Zimbelman (78) passed away in the evening of August 11, 2023 in Troy, OH. Stephen was born in Guttenburg, IA on October 25, 1944 to Richard and Orvene “Sally” Zimbelman.

Stephen served in the United States Navy from November 1963 through February 1966 when he was honorably discharged, Stephen married Patrica L. Peak on November 8, 1969 in Oregon, IL. Stephen went on to graduate from Atlanta Bible College to faithfully serve churches in Illinois and Ohio as pastor for 20 years. In his off time, Stephen could be found working on his pick-up truck, spending time outdoors, or enjoying the company of his family. Stephen’s true passion was leading people to Jesus through his acts of service to meet people’s needs. 

Stephen is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Sarah (and Jon) Cheatwood and Jeffery (and Jessica) Zimbelman; his grandchildren Katarina (and Sean) Allred, Leanne Zimbelman, Seth Cheatwood, Kendall Cheatwood, and Camryn Cheatwood; his niece, Kathryn (and Mark) Richards, Nathan Richards, and Meredith Richards. 

Services will be held at Brush Creek Church of God, Tipp City, OH at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 26, followed by a light lunch and fellowship. 

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of donations to

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August 26, 2023

10:30 AM
Brush Creek Church of God (Tipp City)
6370 Kessler-Frederick Road
Tipp City, OH 45371


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