Thompson Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home
Nappanee, IN 46550-1002
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Catharine Louise (Witmer) Zimmerman

March 22, 1924 - January 7, 2013

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Catharine Louise (Witmer) Zimmerman, age 88, of Nappanee, passed away at 1:40 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013, surrounded by family in her home.

She was born Mar. 22, 1924 in Elkhart County, to Walter H. and Alma (Shaum) Witmer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. She married Maynard C. Zimmerman on Mar. 24, 1946 in Goshen. He survives, along with a daughter, Wanda Nolt of Wakarusa; eight sons, Dennis Zimmerman of Goshen, Paul Zimmerman of Decker, Michigan, Raymond Zimmerman of Snover, Michigan, Glen Zimmerman of Nappanee, James Zimmerman of Howe, Carlton Zimmerman of Brooten, Minnesota, Arden Zimmerman of Nappanee, Walter Zimmerman of Loudonville, Ohio; two daughters-in-law Reba Zimmerman of Decker, Michigan, and Lydia Zimmerman of Middlebury; 50 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; a brother Paul Witmer of Goshen; and 2 sisters, Mary Hoover of Goshen, and Mable Skiles of Wakarusa. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Weldon Zimmerman, 2 brothers, Isaiah and Anson Witmer, 2 grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends on Wed, Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Thurs, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The funeral service will be on Friday, Jan 11, at 10 a.m. at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Officiating will be the home ministry from the church, including John Zimmerman, Ron Martin, and James Sadler.

Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church Cemetery.