The funeral service for Mildred Zimmerman was held 10 a.m. Dec. 24, 2012, at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Verndale.
Mildred M. Zimmerman passed away Dec. 21, 2012, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Prior to entering the nursing home in 2010, she was a resident of Bertha.
Mildred was born June 24, 1918, to William and Lottie Jane Miller in Woodside Township. She attended District 173 country school and worked for the Aldrich family as a sales clerk at the Wrightstown Store.
Mildred was united in marriage to Franklin Zimmerman on April 4, 1944, at the Nazarene parsonage in Hewitt. Through the years, they lived and farmed in the Hewitt, Bertha and Eagle Bend areas. In 1989, they sold their Eagle Bend farm and moved to Bertha. Mildred and Franklin celebrated 55 years of marriage in the spring of 1999, and Franklin passed away later that year.
Mildred lived her life by humbly serving others. She was an excellent cook, and many were the fortunate recipients of a meal in her home or some goodies she wanted to share. Attending church and volunteering her time there were of greatest importance to Mildred.
Mildred was a loving and devoted mother to her two children, Linda and Dennis. She was also blessed with five grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mildred in death were her husband, Franklin; grandson, Adam Van Batavia; and her siblings, Gerald Miller, Eleanora Esteb and Russell Miller.
Mildred is survived by her children, Linda (Robert) Van Batavia of Verndale, and Dennis (Konnie) Zimmerman of Bertha; grandchildren, Chad and Paul (Amy) Zimmerman, Jason (Naomi) and Aaron (Stacy) Van Batavia; great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Louise Miller of Stillwater, Minn., and Violet Clauson of Emmett, Idaho; along with many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Chad Zimmerman, Paul Zimmerman, Jason Van Batavia, Aaron Van Batavia, Wayne Voge and Donald Leyh.
Burial was in Woodside Cemetery in Woodside Township, Minn.
Arrangements were with the Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha, a Schuller Family Funeral Home.