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Hertha Zimmerman

December 2, 1921 — May 25, 2017

Hertha Zimmerman, 95, of Redwood Falls passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Season’s hospice in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Willow Lake Township, rural Wabasso with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, May 29, 2017, from 4 until 7 p.m., at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Tuesday, from 10 until 11 a.m., at the church.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

Hertha E. Zimmerman, the daughter of Henry and Ricka (Kruse) Guggisberg, was born December 2, 1921 in Willow Lake Township, Redwood County. She grew up on the family farm in Willow Lake Township and received her formal education at Wanda Public School.

On October 15, 1940, Hertha married Herman Zimmerman at Trinity Lutheran Church and they lived and farmed in New Avon Township for the next 42 years. Hertha and Herman retired in 1982 and moved into Redwood Falls. Hertha was a life-long, very active, member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was involved in ladies’ Bible Study, Extension, and many card clubs. Hertha enjoyed farming alongside her husband and family.

She is survived by her children Janice (Don) Braam of Mankato, LaDonna (Charles) Mikkelson of Madelia, and Merle (Becky) Zimmerman of Wabasso; grandchildren Andy (Starla) Goblirsch, Jaci (Justin) Baker, Dan (Diane) Mikkelson, Chad (Sarah) Zimmerman, and Tori (Ryan) Baumgartner; great-grandchildren Jacob, Matthew, Nathan, Evelyn, Nadya, Alex, Tyler, Lauryn, Hudson, and Ezra; and brothers Raymond (Darlene) Guggisberg of Battle Lake, and Vernon (Pat) Guggisberg of Redwood Falls.

Hertha was preceded in death by her husband Herman; her daughters LaVera and Doreen; grandchildren Julie and Tom Goblirsch; brothers Harold, Roy, Louis, and Herbert Guggisberg; and sisters Lorna Moore, and Alice Krizan.

Blessed be her memory.
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Service Schedule

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Monday, May 29, 2017

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home

111 S Halvorson St, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

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Trinity Lutheran Willow Lake Twp.

Wabasso, MN 56293


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