Alene Zimdars, 77

Alene Zimdars (nee McInturff), 77, passed away Saturday July 2, 2016, in Fond du Lac. She was born July 21, 1938 in Oklahoma to William and Ruby (nee Thompson) McInturff. On Dec. 13, 1986, she married Dale Zimdars and was employed at Simplicity Manufacturing in Port Washington for more than 30 years. Alene enjoyed gardening, hunting, sewing crafts, crocheting afghans, and making blankets and Christmas skirts for everyone. What she loved most was her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. They made her day and made her smile. There isn’t anything she wouldn’t do to spend time with them. She cared and touched a lot of people’s lives. You could not have asked for a better mom, sister and friend. There wasn’t a person she did not love and care for. God got a very special angel that will organize heaven and teach him a few things.

Alene is survived by her husband, Dale; her children, Bill (Carolyn) Johnson, Tina (Gene) Swanke, Tony (Sarah) Johnson and Teddy Johnson; her stepdaughter, Krisan Beecher; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Jewel Rickerson, Christopher McInturff, Janie (Larry) Moses, Roger (Verna) Henning and Linda (Larry) Bee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Alene was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jack Johnson and Teddy Johnson Jr.; sister, Jeanne Bennett; grandson, Teddy Johnson Jr.; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Rickerson.

A funeral service for Alene will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). Visitation will be held Friday, July 8, from 4 p.m. until time of service.

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