Jerome Zimmermann: 1967 - 2003

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Jerome Zimmermann, crew chief for RealTime Racing, died today, July 22, in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, as a result of injuries received last Friday, July 18, in a road accident. Zimmermann, 36, of Milwaukee, was en route to...

Jerome Zimmermann, crew chief for RealTime Racing, died today, July 22, in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, as a result of injuries received last Friday, July 18, in a road accident.

Zimmermann, 36, of Milwaukee, was en route to work when a car emerged from a side street and into the path of his motorcycle.

He joined RealTime in 1993, and in 1997, was promoted to crew chief for the team's Acura Touring Car program. He was responsible for the engine building, and guided the team to multiple championships in the SCCA Speed World Challenge.

Zimmermann was born February 17, 1967 in Gladstone, Michigan, the youngest of nine children. He is survived by his parents, John and Marilyn Zimmermann; five brothers, three sisters, and his companion, Christine Milic.

At the family's request, Jerry's organs will be donated through a unit of Froedtert Hospital. His remains will be cremated.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 26, in Gladstone, Michigan, with a similar service the following Sunday in Milwaukee.

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Series GENERAL , SCCA , PWC
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