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Dorothy Zimmer dies at age 92

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Dorothy Zimmer, age 92 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away February 21, 2014.

She was born April 21, 1921, in Gary, Ind., to William and Lillian (Patterson) Thorgren.

On September 23, 1939, she married Edward S. Zimmer, who preceded her in death in 1996.

She is survived by her children; Edward “Skip” (Terri) Zimmer, Bruce “Buzz” (Deon) Zimmer, Terry (Susan) Zimmer, Sue (Bill Powers) Zimmer, Randy Zimmer and James (Sheri) Zimmer; three children she fostered, Gayla Jo, Pauline and Wally; fourteen grandchildren, many great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Evelyn MacDonald and Carol Jakich, and special friends Joan, Mary and Tom Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward S. Zimmer and brother William Thorgren.

Dorothy was an avid quilter and loved spending time with her quilt club friends.

Memorial visitation will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evan Funeral Home, 517 Broadway Chesterton, Ind.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383. Online condolences may be left at



Posted 2/28/2014