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Ben Zimmerman

January 7, 1941 — August 24, 2023

Post Falls

Ben Zimmerman

Long time Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls resident Ben Edward Zimmerman 82, born January 7, 1941 to Ben and Regina Zimmerman, passed away August 24, 2023. Ben was born in Roundup Montana, his family moved to Coeur d’Alene in the mid 1940’s. When Ben was a teenager, he worked in his parents “Spudnut” shop. Ben also worked and owned several machine shops, starting with Ben’s Speed Shop in the mid 60’s. In 1992, he opened “PMS” Power Machine Services, where he worked until he retired. Ben was a car enthusiast, he loved hot rods and race cars. He raced all over the Northwest including the Deer Park Drag Strip in the 60’s and for most of the 1970’s, racing C cars and Super Stock. He also raced the Bonneville Salt Flats in the early 90’s. He is preceded in death by his parents Ben and Regina Zimmerman. He is survived by his older brother Walt and wife Marilyn, his daughter Louise Zimmerman, son Ben Zimmerman, wife Kandi from his first marriage to Sandra. Son Tim Zimmerman, wife Wendy, and daughter Maria Marmon, from his second marriage to Kathryn. He’ll be missed by his 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a nephew, and many old time hotrodder friends. Memorial service to be held Monday September 4, at 2:30 pm at 2626 N Greensferry Rd., Post Falls. It is requested if you have a hot rod, drive it, and wear your favorite hot rod shirt. Also, if you have any photos of you and Ben, bring those so we can share in the memories. If you have any stories, please write them down to share with the family. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations made to St. Jude Hospital in Ben’s name. 

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