Gertrude Zimmerman

GERTRUDE A. ZIMMERMAN, age 99 of Waseca died on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Born on January 15, 1917 in Waseca County, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Bernard and Martha (Scheatzke) Ewert.   She married Fred Volkmann on March 1, 1938 in Waseca County and he preceded her in death on December 7, 1972.  She later married John Zimmerman.  Gertrude worked as a homemaker and farm wife and she enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and caring for her small farm animals.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville and was a long time 4-H leader.

She is survived by two children, Roger Volkmann and friend, Ellen Wilson of Ellsworth, IA and Jeanette Volkmann Urban and husband, Darrell of St. Charles; five grandchildren, Bradley Miller, Brett Russenberger, Sarah Volkmann, Katherine Osheim, and John Volkmann; and seven great grandchildren.  She is also survived by one sister, Anita Hildebrandt of Waseca; sister-in-law, Helen Ewert of Janesville; and several nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and one brother, Leonard Ewert.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca with Rev. Dr. Larry Griffin officiating.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, one hour before services at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the Janesville Cemetery.  

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