Marilyn Zimmer


Marilyn I. Zimmer, 85, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Laurels of Defiance.

She was born on April 3, 1927, to Daniel and Laura (Sickmiller) Grove in Malinta, Ohio. On June 6, 1953, she married James C. Zimmer. Marilyn was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, James; two daughters, Kathy (Tim) Jewell of Defiance and Diane Zimmer of Verona, N.J.; granddaughter, Stacey Miller of Napoleon; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Alexis Myers of Napoleon; and a sister, Donna Smith of McClure, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at St. John's Catholic Church with Father Jim Halloran. Burial will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today, February 5, 2013, at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home with a vigil service being held at 7 p.m.

The family suggest memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Online condolences can be given at

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