Lezli Parks Zimmerman

Profile Updated: May 28, 2018
Class Year: 1981
Residing In: Park Rapids, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Daniel Zimmerman
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Occupation: DD Support, Legal Guardian & Senior Consultant
Children: Ayrianne Parks, born 1983

Married to Dan, of Hickman, Nebraska, for 25+ years. Dan is the new Store Director of Hugo's, a smaller 10 store family owned/managed grocery store after being employed for 20+ years for J&B Foods locally owned by alumni Bob & Jeff Hensel.

Our daughter Ayrianne Alumni Class of 2003 Concordia College-Moorhead, MN 2005 Alumni BS Political Science & Spanish.
Ayrianne resides/works in Washington D.C for a lobby firm partly responsible for making funds available for the new Dialysis Center in Park Rapids. They assist w/low economic areas project funding.

I currently work for Heartland Homes in a part-time status for area developmentally disabled adults.
I also am employed by Wadena County as a independent contractor for legal guardian services of 12 wards of the state developmentally disabled & TBI adults.
I am also a Senior Independent Consultant with Tastefully Simple where I also support many benefit and fundraising events

I volunteer for Living At Home a program to assist senior adults needs allowing them to continue to reside in their own homes
I also am a mentor/volunteer of Kinship a youth mentorship program and also assist with their fundraising.

I had worked for the local area Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years & continue to value it's membership with two of my businesses and volunteer as an goodwill Ambassador.

I am on hiatus from my teaching of life skills & budget counseling for area youth and young adults at HAPA-Human Achievement Performance Academy a non profit

I volunteer with the All School Reunion committee and assisted with our class of 81's 30 year class reunion and help support the All Veteran's Memorial as a member of the Executive Committee assisting with their fundraising efforts.

School Story:

K-12 Park Rapids Area Schools
1981 Graduate of PRAHS
FHA, German, Journalism & Annual Staff Member

Attended Detroit Lakes Technical College 1985-Small Business Mgmt
DECA President

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Jun 28, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Pete was like a member of our family and will be missed much! It was great to reconnect with his family again at the funeral.

I remembered a story my dad Willy Parks shared about Pete, Dale Prichard and himself. Not sure what year but dad got a speck of dirt in his eye and had rubbed his eye on the way to school. The teacher sent him to the nurse as his eye was really red. The nurse declared it pink eye and had sent Dad home for 3 days but not before he told Pete to rub his eye and when he got sent to the nurse tell her he hung out with Willy and Pete returned the favor and told Dale to do the same and the 3 of them went fishing for 3 days together.

When I was like 6 I told my Mom & Dad I was going to marry Pete as he always doted on me at all family functions and activities.

I didn't like milk so one summer a week prior to the fair Pete made a deal with me that if I drank my glass of milk with dinner however many evenings I did that he would buy me a cotton candy at the fair.- I had 7 coming by the week of the fair. Needless to say he only had to buy me two as I was two sick of cotton candy to eat more.

Pete gave me a summer job when I was in like 3rd grade riding along with him and helping fill gum/ball candy machines. My pay was I could choose where we had lunch and whatever I wanted to eat and he would buy plus he gave me like $5 for the day and all the candy/gumballs I wanted to have.

Our close relationship continued... after highschool I lived in town with his family as it was in walking distance of my summer jobs after graduation.

He and I would stop and talk every time we met up around town for at least 20 min's of so and catch up in later years it was good he had his scooter or automated cart in a store to sit. He would get messages to me through a lady friends facebook who lived in his building.

I will miss him greatly.



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Apr 12, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Sorry Tom Hope your bday was wonderful and here's to a wonderful year as well.
Sad to have lost another classmate-Rox! I was able to attend the visitation and drop a card.

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