Marilyn Zimmerman

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 26, 2011

Marilyn Theresa Zimmermann
With elegance and class she lived her life. She was first and foremost a mother to her nine children and a wife to her husband of 61 years. She was an artist who used her creativity to entertain her children with beautiful paper dolls and painted holiday windows. She instilled in her children a practicality and no-nonsense approach to carry with them as they lived their lives. Marilyn

0 Tributes for “Marilyn Zimmerman

    I have never forgotten the family in my life. I hope that you are in peace and that the rest of the family is fine. My condolences in your loss.
    Betty Heikkinen-Greenleaf
    Marquette, MI

    To John, Mary and Family: Upon returning from Illinois I was saddened to read Marilyn’s Obit in the Iron Mountain Paper. Marilyn graduated with my sister Janet and a friend of my brother Richard. Being 8 years younger, I was always fasinated with her grace and beauty. John was our mail carrier back in the 50’s. My husband and I had the good fortune of meeting her daughter Mary, and her daughter, who was a great Jazz saxaphone player here in Iron Mountain before they moved to Wisconsin. They too carry on the class of their Mother and Grandmother. I was looking forward to seeing them at the annual Baybank meeting in May as we always do but am very sad to think we will not see them this year. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Zimmerman family. You can be so proud to have had such a wonderful lady for a Mother and Grandmother. She will be missed by so many. The former Margaret Olson.

    Bill and Margaret (Olson) Trudell
    Iron Mountain, MI

    Marilyn…Count me as another saddened admirer of you and your wonderful family. You and John and all your children added so very much to the fabric of life in the Gladstone community. I enjoyed so many of your kids as their teacher. You will be greatly missed.

    Al & Dolly Salmi
    Rapid River MI & Lake Worth, FL

    Mr. Zimmermann and children. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. I have many wonderful memories of Mrs. Zimmermann and family. She is at home now with Mark and Jerome. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Dolores (Stupak) Speight
    Lilburn, GA

    Dear Zimmermeann Family:
    I would like to send my deepest condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. I have so many great memories of her from when I was growing up. She brought a great deal of joy to everyone she encountered and I am truely a lucky person to have had her touch my life in some way. My families prayers will be with you. God Bless.

    Matt & Diane Golzynski and Family
    Bath, MI

    I met your Mother & Dad about 25 years ago as a new member of UPHO-I worked in Ishpeming and saw your parents often at the meetings-when your Mother would talk with me, it was if I was the only person in the room. She paid close attention to the person she was visiting with. Later as your Dad started having medical problems, her paid special attention to his needs and made sure that he was able to participate as long as possible. They often spoke of their children & grandchildren, you were all special to them. I have great memories of your parents.
    God’s Blessings to all of you as you deal with this great loss in your family. You are in my prayers.

    Opal Giroux
    Sioux Falls, SD

    Although Marilyn had 9 children, she had love to spare and was “mother” to many more of us….in ways that I and my brother and sisters will forever cherish.

    Christine DeWan (Stock)
    Green Bay, WI

    Aunt Marilyn will forever hold a place in my heart. She taught by example & touched so many lives. She’ll be forever misses and never forgotten.
    Love always,

    Paula J Hughes Jonsson
    Gladstone, MI

    Hi Mary and Bill and family! We were so sorry to hear about your mom, I know how tough it has been for you and probably even harder since you have been in Milwaukee. Hope all is going well for you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Keith and Peggy

    Peggy Connors
    Iron Mountain, MI

    We send our deepest sympathy to the Zimmerman family in the loss of their beloved Mother, Marilyn. She was such a lovely woman. Sincerely, Marvin and Patt Waeghe

    Patt Waeghe
    Panama City Beach, FL

    My sadness upon learning of Marilyn’s death is only offset by cherished memories of a dear childhood friend. Marilyn truly was a woman of the finest character and a deep spiritual nature –what a beautiful legacy! We last saw each other at the class of 1947 reunion in 2006 and is a memory I cherish.

    Maureen Cannon
    Eagan, MN

    To Jude, Joel and the rest of the Zimmermann family You have my deepest sympathy. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Teresa (Demay) Kuehl
    Gladtone, MI

    Marci and Mary:
    I’m sorry to hear about your mother. You’ve had more than your share of heartaches in the last couple of years. Remember the good times and celebrate her life.

    John Dailey
    Racine, WI

    Zimmermann family;
    I have fond memories of Marilyn’s involvement with the Youth Encounter Movement at Marygrove. I was sad to hear about her passing. Please accept my condolences and know that I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Suzanne Pichette
    Fort Valley, GA

    I am on vacation in the Southern U.S. thru April 12 so I will not be able to attend Marilyn’s wake/funeral. She was a “real lady” and I am sorry for your loss but I know that you know you will her again.

    Joe Maki
    Gladstone, MI

    John and family, we send our thoughts prayers from Arlington Texas. Marilyn was such a great lady. I always though of my mother, Lydia, when I saw Marilyn. She will be missed by the entire Gladstone community.

    Dan & Ute Cowell
    Arlington, TX

    John and family, We send our thoughts prayers. Marilyn was a special lady. we are still in florida so will not be home for the funeral.

    Maxine and Jerry Vallier
    Rock, MI

    Dear John. children and grandchildren,
    Bonnie and I are so sorry to hear about Marilyn’s death. We want to be with all of you at tis time but soory to say can’t because we won’t be able to get home for another week.
    We were privilged to have Marilyn as a good friend just as my mother also enjoyed her friendship. We will always remember her with that beautiful smile and look forward to being with her again. We will be with all of you even though only in prayer,
    God Bless,

    Roger and Bonnie Pepin
    Gladstone, MI

    Some of my greatest childhood memories was living next to the Zimmermanns. Mrs. Z you are going to be greatly missed. Much Love to you all.

    Christine (Gendron ) Stasewich
    Munising, MI

    We knew Marilyn as such a gorgeous, friendly, caring, faith-filled lady of All Saints Church.
    It was clear that John loved & admired her.
    We enjoyed talking with her & John at church and other occasions.
    May God bless John & the Zimmermann family during this difficult time.

    Warren & Novalene Bovin
    Gladstone, MI

    I have so many great memories of Mrs. Z and the entire Zimmermann clan – I always felt welcome and at home.
    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

    Tim & Diane Heger
    Traverse City, MI

    John and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was such a lovely and beautiful lady. I will always have great memories of our housing days. I am in AZ and will not be able to attend her funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God will take care of her until you meet again.

    Judi Good
    Escanaba, MI

    To the Zimmerman Family I send my deepest condolences and prayers. Marilyn was the most beautiful person I knew. I am so glad I got to see her in July when I was home. Her beautiful smile and sincere personality will live on in many of you. God Bless you all.
    She will be greatly missed.

    Jackie LaFond Mott
    Orange Park, FL

    Thank you Marilyn for sharing your time & faith with the whole Youth Encounter Movement. You were an inspiration to many.

    Alex Winter
    Garden, MI

    John and family,
    You have been such very good friends of our family since we moved to Gladstone in 1968. We will miss Marilyn very much, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    Pete and Kariss Leonardi
    Pueblo West, CO

    To Uncle John and all my cousins, our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of losing your dear mom. So many memories of when we were kids, especially the family visits at our house on Christmas day and the many years that I used to deliver the Daily Press to your house that my dad brought home. I hope you all find peace during this difficult time.
    With Love,

    Steve, Leigh, Casey and Matthew Stock
    Woodland Park, CO

    Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this time. I have many fond memories of Marilyn & the entire Zimmerman family.

    John & Georgia DeKeyser
    Anchorage, AK

    My thoughts and prayers for all the Zimmerman’s. Your mom was very kind to all us Leonardi’s and your family’s friendship is one that is treasured.

    Joe & Lili Leonardi
    Davison, MI

    I just want to echo what AnnMarie said — growing up in All Saints, the Zimmermanns were some familiar and dear faces to me, and I always considered Marilyn to be full of grace and class.
    I’m very sorry for your loss.

    Ashley Bovin
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Marilyn was among my very dearest friends. She was always a lady and a very strong one. We shared tons of good times, a few very sad times, and a lot of in-between. She will be missed by her friends so very much. May she rest in peace.

    Vi Leonardi
    Gladstone, MI

    We are so sorry to hear about Marilyn’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are will all of her family.

    Jim and Kathy Grenfell
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear John, I am so sorry about Marilyn’s passing. She was a great lady. Even though I no longer live in the area I treasure my friendship with you and Marilyn. I love you both. God bless you. You will be in my prayers for ever.

    George Milkovich
    Linden, MI

    Jude and all the family. I am so very sad to see you’ve lost your Mom…she was full of Grace and Class and was such a dear lady.
    Please accept my most sincere condolences in your great loss.

    AnnMarie Roberts-VandeWiele
    Gladstone, MI

    John & family,
    I want to express my deep sympathy to you; I can only imagine what Marilyn’s loss means to you. It was evident how much she loved her family and she knew that they loved her. For me, Marilyn was an extraordinary woman whom I thought of as not only a friend but a mentor. She truly was a grace filled and graceful lady. She has left her mark on me; her life was a pattern to guide and inspire. My words are so inadequate however, know that I loved her and I pray that God will comfort you and ease your pain with all the wonderful memories you have of her. My love to all.

    Sharon (Milkovich) Ralston
    Saint Clair Shores, MI

    To my dear friend Jude and the entire, amazing Zimmermann family I offer my deepest condolences for your loss.
    I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Zimmermann from my childhood that I will treasure forever.
    May you take comfort in your own memories of the love she had for you.

    Brian Peterson
    Valley Village, CA

    We were sorry sad to hear about Marilyn’s passing. We are keeping the whole Zimmerman family in our thoughts and prayers! She was an amazing lady!

    Ami (Phillips) Furchner
    Roseville, MN

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