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Dolores Zimmerman (Plotz)

April 21, 1936 — October 7, 2021

Dolores Lucille (Plotz) Zimmerman departed this life October 7, 2021 at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 16 days at Stoney River Assisted Living of Marshfield, WI.

Daughter of Herman and Lucille (Sitter) Plotz, she was born April 21, 1936 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Dolores married Earl P. Zimmerman, June 15, 1957 at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh.

She attended Oshkosh Elementary schools and graduated from Oshkosh Senior High School on June 10, 1954. Dolores then attended the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Platteville, and Stevens Point graduating May 17, 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was a teacher at the Rothschild Elementary School for 19 years. Dolores was very active in the church, having taught Sunday School, Confirmation and sang in the choir.

Dolores and Earl had five children, Deborah (Peter) Shuda of Stevens Point, David (Sue) Zimmerman of Woodbury, MN, Sheila (Steven) Cleveland of Black River Falls, Daniel (Peggy) Zimmerman of Loyal, and Dean (Susie) Zimmerman of DePere. They also had two foster sons Lee Reeds and Del Reeds and were foster parents to three infants.

Others who mourn her death are her 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and sister, Beverly Calder.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; brother-in-law, Gerald Calder.

We want to thank Mom’s caregivers at Stoney River Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for their care.

Visitation will be Friday, October 15 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Wausau, A private family funeral will be held after. Burial will be in the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery of Wausau.

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