Services planned for Galesburg man who died last week

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GALESBURG, Ill. (WMBD) — No funeral services will be held for the Galesburg man found dead four days after he was first reported missing, but family members are organizing other services.

An obituary from the Watson-Thomas Funeral Home in Galesburg said cremation rites will be accorded for Bobby Zimmerman, 42, of Galesburg. The Knox County Coroner confirmed Zimmerman was found and pronounced dead Friday, July 17.

WMBD spoke with his wife, Stephanie, last week — two days after Bobby Zimmerman went missing.

Stephanie Zimmerman told WMBD Thursday a candlelight vigil will be held for her husband Saturday, September 25, at 8pm at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg. A celebration of life service, Zimmerman said, will be August 1 at his home in Galesburg.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Zimmerman’s son Bryson to help with funeral expenses.

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