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Lucille M. Zimmmerman, 83, of Owen, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Clark County Health Care Center after a short illness.
Lucille Jennings was born on November 1, 1928 in Withee, Wisconsin and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1946, after which she worked at her parent's Windmill Resort, Jim Falls and later, the Sunbeam Tavern, outside of Chippewa Falls. She married Bob Zimmerman on January 3, 1951 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. Lucille, Bob and her parents moved to Thorp to run a dairy farm and the Lombard Tavern on what is now Highway X, three miles east of Thorp. In 1967, Lucille moved to Owen and began work at the "County Farm" (Clark County Health Care Center) as a nurse's aide. During her 29 years at the Health Care Center, she worked in several positions, and rose to the position of laundry supervisor. After her retirement, she continued to volunteer at the Health Care Center, taking care of the flower plantings for several years. Lucille served several terms as Ward 1 alderman in Owen, and recently as a member of the County Community Services Board. Lucille was an avid gardener and antique collector, and a frequent eBay user for finding and trading glassware, ceramics and costume jewelry.
She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Lucille was preceded in death by her father; Stanley Zielanis, step-father; Berlie Jennings, her mother; Ethel Mattson, and her beloved husband; Bob Zimmerman.
She is survived by her daughter; Cheryl of Minneapolis, son; David (Mary) of Medford, and granddaughter; Sarah.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Owen from 4 to 8 PM with a rosary service at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen at 10:30 AM, with a visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established at a later date.
The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on June 7, 2012