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Zimmerman dead

Dick Zimmerman, a former statistician, goal judge and public-address announcer with the Komets, died at 83 Monday, the team confirmed.

He and his wife, Flossie, worked for the team in various capacities for more than 50 years. The Zimmermans are referred to by some as the "first family of Komets hockey."

Flossie worked in the Komets' front office for many years, including time as ticket office manager, and their kids have worked for the team, too, in many different roles.

According to a Komets spokesman, services will be Thursday at D.O. McCombs, 4017 Maplecrest, from 2 to 5 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 Hanna Street, 11 a.m. Friday.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at