Sep 20, 1935---Jun 20, 2024

Arthur Zimola, 88 years of age, a Roeland Park, Kansas residence passed away June 20th, 2024

Art was an Industrial Arts teacher, coach & driver’s education teacher at Bishop Miege H.S. for 42 years

Art was married for 68 years to Rosemary.  They had 3 children Christina, John & Teresa.  He had 9 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren.

The celebration of Life Open House will be July 13th, 2024 at Bishop Miege High School Commons area from noon - 4:00 pm, 5041 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, KS 66205 at South entrance.

Donations to: Habitat For Humanity or Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care




Tom Farrar Jun 24, 2024

Student and friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dear Rosemary and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy and deepest condolences. Art taught me so much in my formative years. I enjoyed drafting and shop with him. I enjoyed a long friendship after high school, thru the years. I enjoyed seeing you and Art at church, St. Agnes. May Art rest in peace for eternity with our God, and Savior Jesus Christ. Godspeed on your journey, Art. Rest In Peace.

Mike Haydu-Padilla (Haydu) Jun 25, 2024

Former Student ,Normal ,Illinois

Condolences to the family. I will always remember all the Mr. Zimola taught us in Drafting and Woodshop. Food memories of the classes and being his TA for a year. Rest in Peace Mr. Z.

Pat Centner Jun 25, 2024

Class of ‘72 Miegian ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Dear Mrs Zimola and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Zimola’s passing. I was in his first drvier’s ed class taught at Miege. He was an excellent instructor. I credit him with not having had an accident to date, in my life. (no need to now, either). He had me work as an aide for his drafting classes and also annouce track and field events at meets held at Miege. He was very kind and I will continue to remember him always. Pat Centner

Marcia & Gary Baker Jun 25, 2024

Friend of the family ,Olathe ,Kansas

To Rosemary & all the Zimola family and extended family. Gary & I are sending our prayers for all of you through this difficult time. Art was a wonderful man! I remember Jr & Sr year of high school being an assistant for him in wood shop class - he always made sure to keep me in line. Then to see him over the last 45 years periodically he always had a smile and a great conversation! He will be missed by many but I know especially you and your family! Sending our sincere condolences, sympathy and prayers for peace to all of you & may Art rest in peace! Marcia & Gary Baker

Mary Burtchett Jun 25, 2024

Friend ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

I am so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. I have no words to ease your pain. Just know I feel your pain. Prayers for all your family!

Frank Lenhausen Jun 27, 2024

Miegian, Class of '81 ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

My deepest condolences to Rosemary and the entire Zimola Family. I took 4 years of drafting and shop while at Miege and Mr. Zimola was my instructor. He was the best and I use so many of the skills he taught me regularly to this day. I used to meet him at the school shop early Saturday mornings with another student and we'd work on our projects. He was such a good man and I'll never forget him. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

Linda & Dave Dillon Jun 30, 2024

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We were sorry to read about Art. We remember the fun with the sorority bunch. Prayers for the family. RIP.

Greg Wilson Jun 30, 2024

Life long mentor and friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Coach Zimola was one of the most influential men in my life. He was my track and cross country coach for four years and pushed me to give my best. Later he became a close personal friend and continued to “coach” me to become a better man, husband and father. Rosemary, always at his side, my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Coach, you were a man’s man! Greg Wilson

Mark Riscoe Jun 30, 2024

He was my high school ( Bishop Miege) & cross country coach ,Leawood ,Kansas

I am very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Coach Zimola had a very positive impact on my life! He was our ( my brother Jerry won a Kansas State 880 yard Championship with Coach) track and cross country coach. He was a Champion himself.

Albert C. Rettenmaier Jul 01, 2024

Student ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

Art was a very motivating teacher, coach and person. I took drafting and shop from him in high school, and I tried really hard to do well. Not true of all my classes, but for Art, absolutely. Really enjoyed being around him as an adult too. A great guy for the St. Agnes and Miege communities. A great example of a good man and father. I am very sorry for your loss. Art had a great family and lived a long and good life, all anybody can ask for in this world! Rest in Peace Mr. Zimola

carl pintar Jul 01, 2024

Friend ,in school and everywhere ,PitttsburgMy greatest symphony

My greatest symphony to you Rose Mary and your children and others that that were very close to Art. I have always admired Art . I'm shocked by his passing. May the peace of the Lord be with you all.

Pam Flack Jul 02, 2024

My brother and I have such fond memories growing up around the Zimola’s and Warlop’s. Art never forgot a face or a name. When we would run into him he knew about our kids and always asked about them and our families. My husband was driving by Art’s house 9 months ago and saw him sitting outside so stopped to say hi, the first thing he asked was “how’s your wife? She’s a special lady you know” Art’s first concern was about me and my battle with cancer. We didn’t know that he was having his own battle with cancer at that time. He was such a wonderful caring man that touched so many lives. He will greatly be missed. We send our love and prayers to the Zimola and Warlop families. Love, The Flavin & Flack Families

Joe & Rose Marie (Kuhel) Murnane Jul 08, 2024

Rose graduated from High School ,Girard ,Kansas

Rosemary & family our thoughts & prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. He was a great classmate.

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Celebration of Life
Bishop Miege High School
5041 Reinhardt Drive
Roeland Park
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Jul 13, 2024
12:00 PM
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