David "Butch" Zimmerman, longtime manager of Slinger and later Pardeeville, passed away on Tuesday December 24th. He managed Slinger to back-to-back Rock River Grand Championships in 1983 & 1984 and would eventually start a team out of Pardeeville (Braves) that he would manage for a number of years before retiring in 2007. He was also responsible for starting Babe Ruth and Legion teams in Pardeeville. He was inducted into the Rock River Hall of Fame in 2001.
Visitation for Dave will take place on Monday, December 30th from 10:00 to 12:00pm with the service and meal to follow at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Slinger.