I didn't know Rick very long, and by the time I met him he was having memory troubles. I was cutting ice cream at a birthday party with my French Chef's knife, when Rick took the knife back to his seat and was telling people it was his. I convinced him that I needed it to cut the ice cream and he gave it back to me. His family told me he really appreciated good knives because he loved to cook. I am glad the knife brought back happy feelings of feeding friends and family for him. Nancy Keith
I knew Rick in 1968 and 1969, when he worked at St. Albans School in Washington, and I encountered him again 40 years ago when he referred a client to me. I found Rick to be smart and good humored with a wonderful laugh. Even though I have not seen Rick in decades, I considered him to be a friend. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Rick was always kind to me…as I am sure he was to many…..Myron
Always enjoyed speaking with Rick. Fun person and a good advocate. It has been a number of years since I saw him, but whenever I did there was a smile and a good laugh. Best wishes to his family. RIP Rick!!
Upon receiving this sad news, I wish to send my sincere condolences to Rick’s family. Rick was my lawyer and I was able to appreciate his warm and kind personality. We have lost a wonderful friend.
I knew Rick professionally and got to know him better over a couple of dinners with other colleagues. He was a mensch.
Rick and I were friends in law school. We were moot court partners. He was a great guy and he always made me smile. I have many stories and fond memories!!
Dear Jerry and family: I was distressed to learn of Rick's death, and share many of the thoughts so well stated in other memorial statements. I spent many hours years ago with both Jerry and Rick in depositions, hearings and even one trip to the 8th Circuit in Minneapolis that we both flew up and back together. Both the Zimmerman brothers were strong advocates for their clients, and were not afraid to let you know about it! I'll miss Rick's laughter, sense of humor and optimism. My sympathies to his family. Bill Stone
One of the most interesting people I have ever met. I enjoyed working with him professionally and enjoyed his sense of humor and his contagious laugh. He was intelligent, caring, professional, and always a staunch advocate for his clients. He will be dearly missed.
My condolences to you who knew him best. I knew him professionally. Rick had a wonderful smile and a great sense of humor. Even if he was having a bad day, you didn’t know it.
I treasured every moment with Ricky as my friend, Jewish comrad and law partner. We were introduced in 1995 by our common friend, attorney Harry Zanville. We then worked together for years. He was like a brother to me and I will always treasure the time that I had with him. I am heartbroken by his untimely passing. My best to Rick’s entire family. Jim Arenso
this man changed my life and took strides to change everybody’s life for the better back in the day when it wasn’t technicalities, or even then thought of well, I guess maybe it was but we pursued it with the presidents for the state of Iowa along with another couple he was the best person I could’ve ever had to help me through this journey I was in contact with him many years, not so much in the last 15 since I moved to Florida he was a wonderful individual caring, loving kind always wanted the best for everybody. God bless him and he rest in peace.
Rick was like perfume--permeating a space in a wonderful way. His laughter. His commitment. His gravely voice and the most handsome not handsome face! Years ago, Rick saw that I was working with pheasant feathers and how much I enjoyed all the varied types on one bird. The next thing I knew, he had brought be a female set of wings, making sure I knew that he was the hunter. I used those feather for years.
He was certainly his mother's son, championing the underdog. Living out his values of human rights and fairness in his personal and professional life--instilling these values in his children.
A grand presence in our community. His life brought much to celebrate.
Met Rick mostly from meeting him while we walked out dogs along Benton, Teg. Kaitlin, and Estron streets. Later learn him being father of Seth, an AWARE team member. Always was a pleasure to met up with.
The last few times I saw Rick he had a deep, peacefulness about him, like his soul was shining through the surface.
While he was decidedly human and sometimes ornery, he seemed to have achieved some sort of elevated equilibrium and simple joy that was calming to be around. I am sad I won’t get to sit with him, friends and family again on the screened in porch, or hear him whistle, but the time I spent in his sweet, playful presence is indelibly etched in my mind and heart
A most competent and honest lawyer and person with high standards.
Rick was an unsung hero to many of us in the Iowa City area.
Rick represented me when I was in a bad legal spot. My future was on the line. He charged me what I could afford (less than he was worth) and obtained the best possible outcome for me. That experience pushed me to attend law school myself, in the hope that I might do for someone else what Rick did for me.
Thinking of all the Zimmermann clan at this sad time. When I thought i was just going to spend one year in IC after grad school, and needing a job, I wound up working for Rick (and Phil). That literally changed the entire course of the rest of my life. Rick was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Kaci
Nicole and family, we are very sorry to learn of Rick’s passing. We will always remember him as happy to tell a story, interested in what others were doing and very very devoted to his immediate and extended family. He loved big. May his memory be a blessing to all. Our sincerest condolences. Anne Bill and family
I didnt know Rick well but could see his kindness and zest for life in first meeting He could steel the show for a moment when he walked into a room He will sorely missed Condolences to Nicole and all the family
Rick was my son's first soccer coach. Thanks to him not only the players but the parents as well learned the game.
Sending my heartfelt condolences on your loss . He was a good guy .
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