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LAKELAND - Ethel Elizabeth Zimmerman, 85, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, July 19, 2013, as a result of natural causes.
Mrs. Zimmerman was born February 3, 1928 in Cleveland, OH. She and her family moved to Lakeland in 1959. Mrs. Zimmerman fulfilled a lifelong dream by going back to school at the age of 53. She graduated from Polk Vocational Technical Center and was certified as an LPN in 1982. She was employed by Winter Haven Hospital for 17 years, until her retirement in 2000. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland.
Mrs. Zimmerman was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Otto Zimmerman. She is survived by her sons, Ken Zimmerman and his wife, Debbie and Gary Zimmerman and his wife, Ann; daughter, Susan Errickson and her husband, Jon; grandsons, Brian, AJ and Nathan; and granddaughters, Jennifer, Andrea and Olivia.
Mrs. Zimmerman's family will receive friends Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 10-11am at Lakeland Funeral Home at 2125 South Bartow Highway in Lakeland. A celebration of Mrs. Zimmerman's life will be conducted at 11am with Rev. Jerry Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made, in Mrs. Zimmerman's memory, to your local chapter of the SPCA or VISTE. Condolences may be made to the Zimmerman family at


Published in Ledger from July 23 to July 24, 2013
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