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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 20
Year of Death: 2007

Jared W. Zimmerly

Submitted by his Mother

Jared joined the Prairie Township Fire Department in 2007. He was also a reserve Sheriff Deputy.

He was an amazing person‚ always ready to help others and always just so happy all of the time. He was a member of the National Honor Society in school. He owned his own semi-truck and trucking company – Zimmerly Trucking when he was just 18. He worked very hard and long hours but still maintained an active social life. He had so many friends. He was an avid motorcyclist and owned his own Harley Fat boy motorcycle.

He is survived by his daughter Kierra and her mother Jolene; his mother and father Tim and Marlene; a sister Julia; a brother-in-law Cody; a brother‚ Jeremy; and a niece Shaelyn. His best friend Eric Miller was like a brother to him. Eric has named his new son after Jared.

Jared is missed very much by Jolene. They loved each other very much.

He was one of the most generous and kind people I have ever met. We miss him so much. Nothing is the same without him.

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  1. Jared was very special to us, he was always welcome at our home. He was a fun loving kid that brightened the room. What a kid … Energetic, Fun, Loyal, Ornery, Rebel Rousing Red Neck. Jared lived life to the fullest, and died serving his community. You left a whole in everyone’s heart when you left us that day … but only someone like you could have left such an impact on his family and friends. Uncle Randy & Aunt Edna

    – Uncle Randy & Aunt Edna
  2. will miss his smile! His talks and all the memories made when his lil one was born! The talks and help lines we have always had! U are truly missed!

    – Jenda
  3. Jared was the kind of person that made you feel at ease just being around him. He was easy to talk to, respectful and just had a sincere way about him. He was a fine young man and I am certain he would have shined even more as he matured.

    – Donna Feikert