Happy Birthday Brother Mike!

posted on April 17, 2012

Red Cloud’s own Brother Mike Zimmerman recently got a surprise on his birthday – a gathering of clones!

When Zimmerman walked into the middle school library at the end of the school day, he encountered a group of Red Cloud faculty and staff, all dressed in versions of his signature green coveralls. Following the initial surprise, the assembled group presented him with a birthday cake, and merriment followed.

Zimmerman was born on April 11, 1934, making him…well, you do the math. He entered the Jesuits in 1953, and began working at Red Cloud (then Holy Rosary) soon after. Zimmerman, who celebrated his 50-year jubilee a few years ago, has been a fixture of the Red Cloud maintenance staff for many decades.  

From all of us in the Red Cloud Indian School community, happy birthday Brother Mike!