Virginia P. ”Jinny”” Zimmerman, age 73 of Hudson, WI. Passed away on October 26, 2015 surrounded by her family after a battle with rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. She was blessed to be able to spend time with all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Jinny was born in Cleveland, OH to parents Arnold and Ruth Plumeck. After graduating from Nazareth Academy in Parma OH, Jinny attended Marygrove College in Detroit, MI, and taught school in Parma, OH for 2 years. She married Gary Zimmerman on July 31, 1963. Jinny lived in many different cities around the country as she raised a family, spending time in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Minnesota, before retiring to Bonita Springs, FL. In 2012, she and Gary built a home in Hudson, WI, a town she loved dearly.
Jinny found time to attend classes at various colleges as she and Gary traveled. She studied Cultural Anthropology and the history of English language. She also provided living arrangements in her home for Mormon missionary students. She was creative with cross stitch, which grace the walls of her families’ homes, and was a founder and manager of Bayshore Gymnastics in Green Bay, WI with her partner Diane Rumage.
Jinny was a wonderful host to many customers of Supervalu, and traveled around the world with her husband Gary entertaining; becoming close friends with many. Few knew she hated flying. Her greatest passion in life was her family, never failing to love and nurture them. We will never stop remembering her unbelievable life and spirit.
Jinny is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary; son David Zimmerman, his wife Laura and daughter Sarah; daughter, Tamara LaFortune, son Jake, daughters Shawna and Alyssa, and great-grandchildren, Peyton and Gage; daughter, Heather Skye; and daughter, Rachel Isenhower, husband Greg and children Evan and Kenley. Also survived by her sister Marcey MacMeans, and husband Dennis.
Private family services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hudson Hospital Foundation, 405 Stageline Road, Hudson, WI 54016.