With regret I am posting the passing of a great Model T guy. Jack Zimmer of Saint Clair Michigan passed away Saturday night surrounded by family. Jack worked tirelessly for the hobby for many years and served on the BOD of the MTFCI for multiple terms and served as the President of the MTFCI. No one had a bigger heart for the youth of the club than Jack. We will miss him. Condolences to Jan, Mike and Sarah and the rest of the family.
That is a shock!! I remember talking with Jack and Jim Cook at last years O C F. Jack was really one great guy!!!
RIP Jack, you always had a big smile and kind words. You are missed.
It certainly is a shock. Jack wasn't old. Most sincere condolences to all the Zimmer family.
Jack was one those guys that you just always expected to be "there", wherever Model T's are gathered. Hard to imagine him gone.
You're correct Gord, he was very dedicated to our younger members and was very instrumental in beginning the MTFCI Youth Foundation.
His son Mike and daughter Sarah will no doubt carry on the hobby, as both have T's of their own. Another couple of youths that Jack inspired...
I am proud to have known Jack and to remember our little verbal jousts, that always ended in a smile or laughter.
May his soul rest in peace.
As a kid going to MTFCI tours, Jack and his family were always fun to be around. He, and his humor, will be missed.
The youth of our hobby lost one of its biggest supporters with the loss of Jack Zimmer. He always was helpful when I was MTFCI President in 2007. He will be missed and the Model T Ford World will not be the same without him for the Eyre family.
We are diminished.
Jack was fun to be around. He always had very interesting stories. Good by Jack.
So sorry for the loss of Jack.
Sincere condolences to the Zimmer family.
Jack was a great friend, I'm going to miss him! The fun, the antics and the stories. Spending an afternoon in Jack's shop was a pleasure we had a lot of fun! Rest in Peace Jack.
Your friend Brian.
Can anyone post a photo of Jack?
A good sense of humor & a dedication to youth.
Sounds like this gentleman was a friend to many.
Condolences to Mr. Zimmer's family and friends.
There's a nice picture of Jack in his obit.
Jack will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to Jan, Mikey, and Sarah and the extended family. Rest in Peace Jack.
Sincerely, Mike & Jill
For those of you that would like to view the photo tribute to Jack on the Casual T's website, go to www.casualts.org
My sincere condolences. Jack did many good things for our hobby including educating future generations to appreciate our cars.
Jack was indeed a great force in the hobby but also a man who always seemed to care deeply about listening to others. He will be greatly missed.
What a tremendous loss to Jan, his family, his scouts, and to his Model T friends. I sure enjoyed being with Jack on the five Poor Boy tours we attended with him. Our sincere condolences.
I am Shocked, Jack was a long time friend. We had a lot of good times together. He will be missed.We give our deepest condolences to Jan and the rest of his family. Pete and Mary Ratledge
He gave so much to so many.
Even after his passing, he continues to give to the youth of the MTFCI ( see his obit, above.)
With Most Sincere Sympathy to his family.
(Yes, I have a piece of his handiwork to remind me of him - a really "cool" under the running board tool drawer. )
There were maybe 18 - 20 Model T's in the funeral procession, including 4 of Jack's cars, driven by his family & friends. Folks were there from many miles and many hours away to pay their respects. A very nice send off for a true Model T guy.