Herman was born August 6, 1930, in Chicago to the late Herman L. and Jeannette (Kellen) Zinnen. He married the former Albertha VanderSchaaf on February 6, 1954, in Chicago. She passed away September 3, 2007.
Herman was employed at General Electric and Lear Siegler, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church and volunteered at Bubbles & Blessings at Love in Action. Herman was an avid White Sox fan, he played softball for many years, and he loved golfing and bowling.
Herman is survived by his loving family: Janet Zinnen of Lynwood, Illinois; Linda (Gregory) Tasker of Grand Rapids; and Herman Zinnen of Hartford, Wisconsin. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Greg (Erin) Vanderstel, Sarah, Rachel and Hannah Tasker; one great-grandchild, Dalton Vanderstel; and in-laws, Mary Van Hof of West Olive and Charles (Ginnie) VanderSchaaf of Ferrysburg.
The Funeral Service for Herman will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2017, at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Laura de Jonge officiating. Interment will be in Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to Love in Action. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Herman’s online guest book.