Lorraine M. Zimdars, 91
June 24, 1924 — Jan. 9, 2016

Lorraine M. Zimdars (nee Bruendl), 91, passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Samaritan in West Bend.

She was born June 24, 1924, in the town of Trenton to John and Mary (nee Hansen) Bruendl. Lorraine attended Holy Trinity School in Newburg and married Earl A. Zimdars on June 24, 1944, at Holy Trinity Church. They had 10 children. She worked for Amity, Lake Central Leather Grafton for 15 years and retired in 1988 from Cera-mite Corp. in Grafton.

Lorraine is survived by her eight children, David (Judith) of Filmore, Donald (Terrilee) of Theresa, Dale (Alene) of Neshkoro, Sharon Port and Diane (Lee) Heimerl of Waubeka, Donna Miller, and Darryl (Susan) and Sheryl (Steven) Lindley of West Bend; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Angeline; brothers-in-law, Robert (Beverly) Zimdars, Reed (Renate) Zimdars and Elaine Zimdars. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; sons, Daniel and Steven; granddaughters, Tina Carroll and Daana Abel; grandson, Peter Lindley; great-grandson, Darrian Turner; brothers, George, Alvin and Viol; and her sister, Florence Wollner.

Private services will be held for Lorraine.

Memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association (620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1599).

A special thank you to the Samaritan Health Center and Cedar Community Hospice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.