Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Paul E. Zimmerman, Ret. CLPD

Passed away on October 21, 2019

Paul E. Zimmerman age 63 of Cedar Lake, passed away at home after a short illness.  Paul was a life long resident of Cedar Lake.  He is survived by his wife Sandi of 40 years, son Adam of Denver, CO, and mother Anne Zimmerman of Cedar Lake. Sisters Luanne Bradac (Eric) of Denver CO and Christine Lira (John) of Crown Point, IN. In addition, sister-in-law Julie Jeftich of Naples, FL, brother-in-law Raymond (Karen) Przybysz of Grand Island, FL, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces. During Paul’s illness neighbors John and Irene Rokaitis, Russ and Cheri Johnston, Melissa Johnston, goddaughter, and Sheila Conley, family friend, as well as many other neighbors and friends supported Paul and his family through this difficult time. The Cedar Lake Police Department was very supportive to their brother in his time of need. If not for these wonderful people, our journey would have been more difficult.  Thank you. 

Paul served as a Cedar Lake Police Officer for 26 years from 1982 – 2008.  After retiring from the Cedar Lake Police Department, he began a NEW Career for the State of Indiana as an Indiana Gaming Agent.  He served there for 11 years until his death.  Paul enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing and sailing.  Paul’s biggest JOY was helping people.  Paul was never too busy to lend a helping hand.  He was OUR Macgyver. He will be GREATLY Missed!

A Memorial fund in memory of Paul is set at Demotte State Bank 10119 W. 133rd Ave. Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303 to benefit two of Paul’s biggest passions; the DARE Program which he has participated in for over 23 years and Camp Tecumseh, which allows children to experience pioneer heritage in a hands-on environment, which he was involved in for over 25 years.  Donations can be sent directly to Elmwood Funeral Chapel at 9931 Lincoln Plaza Way; Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303 and will be forwarded to the family.  A Celebration of Paul's life will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm until time of Service at 4:00 pm at St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church 6629 W. 133rd Ave. Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303.  For more information 219-374-9300.

Visitation Location

St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
6629 W. 133rd Ave.
Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

"Sandi I cannot express the heartfelt sorrow I have for you and Adam right now. Paul was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. May his memory be eternal."
- Charlene and Rick Hise
October 22, 2019 9:03 am

"So very sorry for your loss Sandi. Though I never met Paul, I heard so much about him from Phyllis. I know he was a wonderful man. May God be with you and Adam during this most difficult time. Nancy"
- Nancy juvers
October 24, 2019 8:59 pm

"Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I will be praying for you and family so that you may be at peace."
- Tracy Foor
October 25, 2019 9:23 am

"Paul was such an amazing man in so many ways. He was a rock to lean on, a comfort to those in need, a funny man that always made me laugh and one heck of a water skier. My family and I will miss him dearly! My deepest condolences to you, Sandi, and to the rest of the family! The Lord be with you during these difficult times. "
- Denise (Mickey) Moon
October 25, 2019 12:09 pm

"I was so sorry to hear that Paul had been ill. Bigger shock to hear that he past. He was a really great guy. He will truly be missed. My prayers for you and your family. My hope is that Bruce will be waiting there for him to show him around. "
- Connie Grah
October 25, 2019 2:06 pm

" I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal. My prayers go out to you and your family Sandi."
- Cheryl Moore
October 25, 2019 8:06 pm

"So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time."
- Sherry Halpin
October 26, 2019 12:28 am

"Prays to Mr Zimmermans family & friends and to his Cedar Lake police Dept family I only got to know for a short time when I started working at Hanover high school,Such a compassionate person that would always ask how you were doing today You will be missed "
- Lynn Almaguer
October 26, 2019 7:58 am

"Sandi,I'm so very sorry to hear of Paul's passing.My deepest condolences to you and the family. Sending love and prayers . Laura"
- Laura Bengero
October 26, 2019 9:46 am

"My dearest Sandi, and Adam, words cannot Express how sorry I am for your great loss. Paul was a very special person. Love and prayers in your time of sorrow.. Dianne"
- Dianne Westmoreland
November 1, 2019 10:21 am

"Sandy,Adam & Mary... I was so surprised to hear of Paul's illness. I haven't spoken to anyone who knew recently so I am usually the last to know anything. I always considered all of you to be great friends to be wonderful, caring people."
- Diane Schinkel Bojda
November 4, 2019 5:36 am

Candles Lit
"May his memory be eternal "
- Charlene and Rick Hise
October 22, 2019 9:03 am

"Paul will be greatly missed! He was a wonderful influence on our childhood!"
- Jennifer Kalemba
October 24, 2019 8:05 pm

"Our deepest condolences are with you. We send love and comfort to Sandy, Adam, Ann, and all the family. Jackie & John Siqueiros "
- John & Jackie Siqueiros
October 24, 2019 10:07 pm

"Paul will be missed. He was a great man. Seen him a few times a casino. Prayers to sandy and adam. And to rest of the family. You were very blessed to have a great man in your lives. RIP paul will miss you. "
- Tina rozek (sodomire)
October 25, 2019 10:18 am

"Sandi, our deepest condolences to you and your family. "
- Teresa Kulacz
October 29, 2019 1:37 pm