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Ellen Zimmermann

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ZIMMERMANN, ELLEN; died at her home in Sylvan Lake, Michigan on January 5, 2014 of a heart attack. She was born August 14, 1957 in Midland, Michigan. She attended Midland Public Schools and was graduated from Northwood University with a degree in accounting. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Marcella (Dereszynski) Zimmermann and Myron Paul Zimmermann. We will always chuckle at her sense of humor, wry comments which brought mirth to even the least funny situations. Ellen was talented and we will remember her handmade books, lovely quilts, drawings and imaginative assemblages. A voracious reader, she always had a particularly good book to suggest. From a young age she was a friend to animals who loved cats best of all. Her garden was her laboratory and great joy. Nothing pleased her more than planning her gardens each spring and planting new and interesting varieties of vegetables which she canned. Her family and friends enjoyed the home-canned bounty. Survivors include Sandra Lodge, her love; son, Ian (Dejana Perrone) Spiridigliozzi, of Flushing, New York and grandson Cameron North. Her brothers are Brian (Kathy) Zimmermann of Midland Michigan, Eric Zimmermann of Los Angeles, California and her sisters Margaret Zimmermann of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kathryn (Robert) Mass of Midland, Michigan. She leaves seven special nieces and nephews and many close friends including Mitzi Forrest. Although flowers are welcome, the family wishes memorial contributions to be used for the education of her grandson, Cameron North. Arrangements are in the hands of Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile, Berkley Michigan. Family will receive visitors there from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday January 11, 2014.
Published in The Oakland Press on Jan. 10, 2014
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