Eleanor S. Zimmerman

Dec. 15, 1916 - April 11, 2009

Eleanor S. Zimmerman, 92, of Waukesha (formerly of North Prairie), passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Virginia Health and Rehab Center in Waukesha. She was born Dec. 15, 1916, the daughter of William and Alta Sake.

Eleanor married Larry Zimmerman in Illinois in 1936. Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by the family as "Larry’s Right Hand Man." She enjoyed gardening and travel.

Eleanor will be sadly missed by her daughters, Arlene (Bill) Schroeder of Waukesha and Jean (Al) Anderson of Sussex; grandchildren, David (Carol) Schroeder, John (Donna) Schroeder, the late Karen Ebert and Ken (Julie) Ebert; and great-grandchildren, Ben, Katie, Nicholas, Tyler, Maggie, Mitchell and Ryki.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Hazel Bennett; and brother, Willard Sake.

The funeral service for Eleanor will be held at noon Thursday, April 16 at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Steven Blyth officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the noon service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Palmyra.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to: Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Virginia Health and Rehab Center

Mealy’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. For further information, please call 495-2127.