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Helen J. Zimmer

Helen J. Zimmer

April 19, 1944 - Feb. 7, 2009

WILLMAR -- Helen June Zimmer, 64, of Willmar, died Saturday at Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home in Willmar.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

She was born April 19, 1944, on the family farm near Raymond to George and Sena (Koenen) Zimmer. She grew up in the Raymond community and graduated from Raymond High School in 1962. She lived on the family farm and farmed with her parents. She was caretaker for her parents when they became ill. For the past 15 years she helped Herbert Schwanke on his farm.

She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond.

She is survived by her special friend: Herbert Schwanke of Willmar; and a nephew: James DeLong of Pennock.

She was preceded in death by a sister.