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Alta B. Zimmerman

February 24, 1944 August 27, 2019
Alta B. Zimmerman
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Alta Zimmerman, age 75 of Lime Springs passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Regional Health Services of Howard County.

                My loving wife, and our dear mother and grandmother, Alta Martin Zimmerman, was born to Ivan and Mary (Burkholder) Martin on February 24, 1944 in Lancaster County, PA. She departed this life on August 27, 2019 after an extended battle with Parkinson’s disease. She reached the age of 75 years and 6 months.            
                Mother spent her first 5 years in Lancaster County, after which she moved with her family to Fleetwood. Being the oldest of ten children, she was accustomed to the many responsibilities of a large, busy family. The family did vegetable farming and she also worked at a shirt factory in Fleetwood in her teen years. She married me, Norman S. Zimmerman, on December 12, 1964. We enjoyed almost 55 years of married life. We began life on the farm at Fleetwood and were blessed with 8 children. After 4 of our children were married, we moved to near Cresco, IA in March 1991 and continued the farming occupation.
                After experiencing forgiveness of sins and a lengthy search for truth, Dad and Mom found their church home in the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. They were baptized on December 19, 1976 by Minister Arnold Wiggers. They helped establish the congregation in Fleetwood, later helping build the church on property sold off the farm. She loved the Lord and embraced her faith in God until the end. Dad faithfully cared for her at home until the last 2 months when she moved to a care facility nearby. We are saddened by her absence, but thankful she has gained her eternal rest.
                We remember Mom as a lover of song, often singing as she worked. Mom was a busy mother, happily working from morning to night, caring for us and helping Dad where needed. She enjoyed flowers, going to church, gardening and was a lover of hospitality. She was deeply interested in her children’s spiritual welfare.
                Those left to cherish precious memories are her loving husband, Norman; four sons: Steve and Alma, Kidron, Ohio, Curvin and Nancy, Lime Springs, IA, Leonard and Marcia, Morris, MN, Arnold and Denise, Lime Springs, IA; four daughters: Linda and Luke Peachey, Belleville, PA, Karen and Nevin Byler, Fort Collins, CO, Sandra and Milferd Loewen, Lime Springs, IA, Dorcas and Monte Unruh, Hiawatha, KS; Thirty-six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five brothers: Harvey and Mary, North Lawrence, NY, Raymond and Thelma, Lewistown, PA, Ezra and Violet, Ephrata, PA, Ivan Jr. and Edna, Fleetwood, PA, Jere and Edith, Kutztown, PA; three sisters: Annetta and Moses Zimmerman, Thorp, WI, Arlene and Irvin Shirk, Thorp, WI, Pauline and Nevin Brubaker, Hamburg, PA, brother-in-law Harold Zimmerman and wife, Ellen, Kutztown, PA; and many other relatives and friends.
                Those who preceded her in death were her parents and one sister, Mary Etta.
                The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for all the acts of kindness and love shown to us thru the years and during this difficult time. We also deeply appreciate the efforts of her caregivers in the home the last several years. May God richly bless you.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

30

Aug

3:00 PM 8/30/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 8/30/2019 5:00:00 PM
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

W. Merrill St.
Lime Springs, IA 52155

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
W. Merrill St. Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States

Visitation

Friday

30

Aug

6:00 PM 8/30/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/30/2019 8:00:00 PM
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

W. Merrill St.
Lime Springs, IA 52155

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
W. Merrill St. Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

31

Aug

10:30 AM 8/31/2019 10:30:00 AM
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

W. Merrill St.
Lime Springs, IA 52155

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
W. Merrill St. Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pleasant Hill Final Resting Place

45th Street
Lime Springs, IA 52155

45th Street Lime Springs 52155 IA
United States
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