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In Memory of Virginia 'Jinny' Zimmerman



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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.

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    • Dear Gary and family,
      I was so sorry to see that Jinny has passed away. She was such a neat person. I think she’s the only customer I’ve ever had that I’ve let cut their own hair in my chair. She will be sadly missed. If there’s anything that I can do for you or your family please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

    • Upon reading Jinny’s obit in our Sunday Plain Dealer,memories rushed out to us of grand times past with Jinny, Marcy, Ruth, Arnold and Grandma Martha back here in Cleveland. It was so good to see the full and contributing life Ginny had with Gary and that family had stayed close. Separated by miles in these past years, may we all have someday a most joyous reunion at the Celebration in Jesus that will know no ending. We will have so much to catch up on. Blessings to you Gary and your family in succeeding generations. Jean and John

    • Our deepest sympathy Gary and family on the loss of Jinny. Our family has many fond memories from the days she taught at St. Bridget. Know that you are all in our prayers. She touched so many lives.

    • My sympathies go out to the Zimmerman family. Jinny lived for her family and surrounded herself with the focus with her family first. She will be missed and her love for her family will go on forever through her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren