Komet Hall Of Famer Dick Zimmerman Dies

By Dean Pantazi

Komet Hall Of Famer Dick Zimmerman Dies

June 21, 2010 Updated Feb 3, 2010 at 1:22 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Komet Hall of Famer Dick Zimmerman died Monday at the age of 83.

Zimmerman's long time service to the Komets inclluded supervising minor officials for home hockey games, statistician and public address announcer through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s observing official scoring of Komet games into the start of the current season.

He was the patriarch of what has been called Fort Wayne's first family of hockey. Zimmerman and his surviving wife of 64 years, Flossie, were inducted into the Komet Hall of Fame in 2004.

Zimmerman and his wife and children all served in the hockey community of Fort Wayne besides the Komets, including youth hockey activities at McMillen Ice Arena.

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