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Marsha Jean (Ankerson) Zimmerman

September 24, 1946 ~ August 3, 2020 (age 73)



Marsha J. Zimmerman, age 73 of Marion, formerly of Pella passed away Monday morning, August 3, 2020 at the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. 

Marsha was born on September 24, 1946 in Shawano as the daughter of the late Al and Mae (Schmidt) Ankerson. She grew up in the Caroline area and was united in marriage to Fred “Fritzie” Zimmerman on December 15, 1963. The couple moved to the Zimmerman family farm in Pella where they farmed for many years with the help of their 3 children. The couple later divorced. Then Marsha operated Fritzie’s Bar for several years. Marsha then worked in the deli at Econofoods in Clintonville until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, trips to the casino, and was a big fan of the Milwaukee Brewers. Marsha was known for her sassiness, but had a softer side that loved taking fall color rides, spending time up north, and sitting in the swing outside of her apartment. She always lit up when she could spend time with her grandchildren and especially adored her great-grandchildren who called her “Grandma Marshmallow”.

Survivors include: Her Children: Fred “Hopper” (Tammy Adams) Zimmerman, Jr.; Terri Jo (Terry) Kust, and Jason (Kim Anker) Zimmerman. 

Grandchildren: Trista (Johnny) Van Allen; Nicole (Al) Beyersdorf; Jake (Heather) Zimmerman; Zach (Kimmie Petrich) Zimmerman; Alex Zimmerman; Jordan (Lindsey) Kust; Jared Kust; Jessica (Kyle Kettenhoven) Kust; Hailey Zimmerman; Courtney Keller; and Camery Anker.

Great-Grandchildren: Aiden, Sawyer, and Grady Van Allen; Kara and Kendall Beyersdorf.

Sisters: Kathy (Dave) Krueger, Carla (Kevin) Albert, and Diane (Dave) Blashe.

Nieces & nephews; Don (Robyn), David (Stephanie), Tammy (Kristine), Danielle (Daryle), Rob (Tina), and Jeremy (Lisa).

Also two special cousins; Yvonne and Sandra, and a special friend Beth.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents; Al and Mae Ankerson.

Marsha’s family would like to thank Jean & Mary from Arch Angels, her neighbors Woody, Donna, & Mary, and ThedaCare at Home for all of their help and kindness.

A celebration of Marsha’s life that is open to the public will be held at Hopper’s Bar (Back Shed) in Pella on Saturday, August 15, 2020 starting at 5pm. A private service will be held prior to the celebration. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville assisted her family with the arrangements.


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Celebration of Life
August 15, 2020

5:00 PM to TBD
Hopper's Bar
N11069 County Road D
Marion, WI 54950

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