Dillan Potter-Zimmerman, age 9 of Casnovia, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Spectrum Health-DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was born Dillan Potter-Zimmerman in Farmington Hills on August 25, 1998. He was a 4th grade student at Grant Elementary School. He was an Avid fisherman, soccer & basketball player and held a Blue Belt in Karate.

He is survived by his parents Rae Zimmerman & Melodie Potter of Casnovia, his grandparents Douglas, Sr. & Charlene Potter of Battle Creek, grandma Juanita Moore of New Smyrna Beach, FL, great-grandma Maxine Wynegar of Battle Creek, his uncles and aunts Quent Potter, Bob Cloutier, Douglas Potter, Jr., Robert Potter, Crystal Potter, Alexandra & Elias Bardis, Louis & Alice Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM from the Grant United Church of Christ, on Sunday, December 16, 2007 with Rev. Kathy Streng officiating. Interment will be in the Parkview Cemetery in Grant. Visitation will be held 1-2 P. M. Sunday prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers please consider the Dillan Potter-Zimmerman Memorial Fund C/O The Fremont Area Community Foundation. Please sign the online guest book at www.mckinleyfuneral.com.

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Samantha Potter
Friday December 14, 2007
11:55:20

Rest In Peace Little man. You are with the lord now. You are with his angels.

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Chris Lehman
Friday December 14, 2007
21:44:19

Rae & Mel, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the first time I met Dillan was at our pig roast when he was maybe around 3 years old. He had such a great time playing with my grand kids. He made quite an impression on me and I remember thinking that this little guy was going to take the three of you on a great adventure. And that he did. What a great little man.

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Ms. Connie
Saturday December 15, 2007
20:02:19

Melodie and Rae... Oh boy:) You had your hands full:) Thank GOD he had you two to take care of him...know his history,etc..what happened?!!! This was a major shock to me:( Are you two doing okay? Talked to Ms. Kathy and Ms. Marge and they were shocked. Please let us know that you get this and another attempt I made. You two were the best for him:) Ms. Connie

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Kevin Klenk
Sunday December 16, 2007
11:06:37

Rest in Peace Dillan...We will miss you..

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Debby & Dave Waltz
Sunday December 16, 2007
14:22:55

Dear Rae & Melodie, I can't even begin to find the words to say. I am so sorry to hear about Dillan. I know how special he will always be to you. I remember his little smiling face at Collin's birthday party. What a cute little guy! You both will be in our thoughts and prayers during the holiday season. You were truly blessed to have him be a part of your life and now he will live in your hearts forever. Please give us a call sometime, we miss seeing you both. 231-861-7566. Love, Debby & Dave

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Dawn & Tracy Yager
Sunday December 16, 2007
15:52:50

We are so sorry for your loss and I can't find any words that can express the level of sorrow that we feel for you right now. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love Dawn & Tracy Yager

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Tristan Sheteron and family
Sunday December 16, 2007
16:51:59

Our thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with you and your extended families at this difficult time. One can not imagine what you are going through if they have not been through it themselves. It appears that Dillan has touched many lives and was a wonderful little boy. Tristan was a classmate of Dillan's in Mrs. Jensen's class. I think other than family, it really has a deep emotional impact on parents of other young children, as you never know what lies ahead. May God continue to give you both the strength you need to get through these trying times and know that others really do care. Continually thinking of you! Tristan Sheteron and family.

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Scott Bogner
Sunday December 16, 2007
18:31:48

The Grant Public Schools family has lost a cherished member. Please know that you and those you love are in our thoughts and prayers. His celebration at UCC was a fitting tribute to this wonderful young man. My son Brandon worked with Dillan in the After-School program and will sorely miss the sparkle in his eyes. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in knowing that God will take care of him.

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Michelle Speier
Sunday December 16, 2007
20:56:54

Mel & Rae, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Michelle Speier

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Kim Anderson
Thursday December 20, 2007
11:03:00

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

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Todd Lohman & Family
Saturday December 22, 2007
23:39:28

Rae & Melodie, we heard about your loss from the Ashley's and our hearts and prayers go out to you. We always enjoyed seeing Dillan playing in the driveway or fishing at the end of your dock. Our prayer is that God will grant you an extra measure of peace during this holiday season.

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Jennifer L Olsson
Wednesday April 23, 2008
23:10:26

This is Dillan's biological mother. Dillan was born to myself and his father Rusty Conrad then adopted by the Zimmermans. He was also survived by his sister Cassidy Witt. Dillan will be missed dearly. Dillan we love you and you will be forever in our hearts. Love Mommy and Cassidy.

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Patty Olsson
Thursday April 24, 2008
16:13:48

This is Dillans biological aunt. Dillan was born Dillan Michael Olsson. We will miss you very much and you will always be in our hearts! I love you my little buddy!!!!

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