Brooklyn Zimmerman, age 21 of Tabor, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in an automobile accident in Hutchinson County.
Brooklyn Brigette Zimmerman was born on April 2, 1999, to Douglas and Jody (Diede) Zimmerman in Yankton, South Dakota. She graduated from Avon High School in 2017.
Brooklyn moved to the west river side of South Dakota to work as a ranch hand. After moving back home to Tabor, she worked at Stockmen’s Livestock with her dog, Sage, running cattle up the alleys.
Brooklyn loved to go ride horses anytime she had a chance. She was always the first person to volunteer at work and vaccinate cattle. Any task that involved ranching, she had a passion for. She enjoyed roping and going to watch rodeos in her free time. Brooklyn was pretty good at drinking beer. We think she got that from her dad! She definitely got bit by the west river bug. Brooklyn also loved to go fishing and spending time outdoors.
Brooklyn had a very infectious laugh, a beautiful smile that would make anyone’s day better. She absolutely LOVED kids whether she was related to them or not. Brooklyn always had her 4 legged sidekick, Sage, where ever she went. Her favorite name to be called was “Auntie Brooklyn”.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her parents, Doug and Jody Zimmerman of Tabor, South Dakota; siblings, Cody (Ciara) Zimmerman of Brandon, South Dakota, Cheyenne (Tanner Ludvigson) Zimmerman of Madison, Minnesota, and Austin Zimmerman of Brandon, South Dakota; paternal grandparents, Don and Anna Mae Zimmerman of Tyndall, South Dakota; maternal grandparents, Gary and Joyce Diede of Utica, South Dakota; three nieces, Kenzley Zimmerman, Keylie Jo Barton and Harper Ludvigson; a nephew, Jaxon Zimmerman; many aunts, uncles, cousins and her number one fur child, Sage.
8/20/2020 Tammy Schmidt Schaffer Federal Way, WA
Douglas and family,
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Brooklyn was a second cousin I had never met, and it truly is my loss. She seems to be a beautiful and wonderful soul.
There are many of our loved ones ready to greet her in heaven. What a party that will be.
Tammy Schmidt Schaffer
8/16/2020 Dave Lyons Yankton , South Dakota
My deepest condolences. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Please know that I am thinking about you.
8/13/2020 Rachelle Stricherz Sioux Falls , SD
Jody I am so sorry for you and your family. I just heard, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Rachelle and Jeffery
8/12/2020 Michele Juffer Wagner, SD
Jody and Family....
We are so so sorry. Just heard this today 8/11. There are no words.... hurting for you all.
Prayers and love ....
Michele, Gerrit and family
8/11/2020 Michele Carr Avon, South Dakota
My sincerest condolences, to Brooklyn's family, she was a ray of sunshine and she had so much energy. RIP Brooklyn
8/8/2020 Jim Clendenin Watertown, SD
You folks have my deepest sympathy. I always looked forward to seeing her in class with that smile. You folks will be our prayers.
8/6/2020 Cristy Brandt Webster, Sd
So sorry for your loss, I enjoyed all the time she spent at my house with my daughter. One of my favorite memories is when she layed in the back yard playing with one of our calves and let it lick her face! She was very special to me and will be missed dearly.
8/6/2020 Becky Hirschman Montrose, SD
You don't know me, but our daughters were good college friends. I am Kendra's Mom. I am so very sorry to hear of your tragedy.
I can't imagine the sadness you must be feeling from the loss of your daughter. Praying for peace to bring you comfort & acceptance, courage to face the days ahead, & the loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
8/6/2020 Julie Schneider Fort Dodge, Ia
My condolences. My heart breaks for you praying for Jesus comfort she is 2 months older than my great-niece.