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Lucille E. Zimmerman

Lucille E. Zimmerman

April 30, 1932 - Dec. 5, 2012

WILLMAR - Lucille E. Zimmerman, 80, of Willmar died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar. Her funeral service will be 11:00 am, Monday at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, with interment at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 pm, Sunday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home ( and on Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to The Alzheimer’s Association or Rice Hospice.

Lucille Eileen Zimmerman was born April 30, 1932, rural Beresford, SD, to H.J. and Ida (Hongslo) Henle. She grew up in Beresford, graduating from Beresford High School in 1950. After high school, Lucille attended Sioux Valley Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1953 with a Registered Nursing Degree. Following her graduation, she moved to Willmar, MN, where she started her nursing career at Rice Memorial Hospital. On December 31, 1955, Lucille was united in marriage to Lyle Zimmerman in Beresford, SD. To this union two sons were born. In 1977, she went to work at Bethesda until her retirement in 1997. In 2001, Lucille moved to Prairie Senior Cottages.

Lucille enjoyed coffee with friends, playing Bridge, sewing and knitting, and steak fries at the lake. She looked forward to spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren, Andrew and Alissa.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; son, Kevin; brother, Leroy Henle; and sister, Gerry Coffman.

Surviving is her son, Mike of Florissant, MO; two grandchildren, Andrew of Winston-Salem, NC, and Alissa of Kirkwood, MO. Also surviving are her siblings, Mary Ellen Hustrulid of Beresford, SD, Joan English of Omaha, NE, Don (and Donna) Henle and Bill (and Kay) Henle, both of Sioux Falls; and several nieces and nephews.