Stella Zimmerman

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Stella M. Zimmerman, 96, of Morton, died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Born Jan. 11, 1913, in Eureka to George and Anna (Bradle) Stoller, she married Harvey A. Zimmerman July 16, 1933, in Peoria. He died Nov. 27, 1980.

Also preceding her in death were one great-granddaughter, five brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are six children, Wilma Ward of Morton, Doreen (Duane) Elsasser of Dunlap, Eleanor (Dr. Robert) Pflederer of Morton, Marilyn (Glenn) Dill of Tremont, John (Janis) Zimmerman of Morton and Diana (Terry) Rassi of Morton; 25 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; and one brother, Vernon Stoller of Oakville, Iowa.

She began working in the office of Meyer Manufacturing in 1958 which later became Morton Buildings, where she worked until her retirement.

She was a member of the Morton Apostolic Christian Church.

Services were Saturday at Morton Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers officiated. Visitation was Friday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton, and preceded services Saturday at the church. Burial was in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor, 1500 Parkside Ave., Morton, IL 61550; or to Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge, 2125 Veterans Road, Morton, IL 61550.

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