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From: "Bob & Elaine McDowell" <>
Subject: [GV] obit: Zimmerman (might be German from Russia)
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 21:10:41 -0500


Loveland newspaper
Loveland, Colorado
04-27-02
Dorothy Lillian Zimmerman, 73, formerly of Loveland, died April 21, 2002, at
Boulder Community Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born July 20, 1928, in Niwot to Frank T. and Carrie Mae Bittner
Burke. She grew up and attended schools in Niwot. She married E. Leonard
Loukonen in 1945; they later divorced.

She married James L. Zimmerman in 1972 in Loveland. They lived in Loveland,
Holyoke and Lafayette before settling in Thornton in 1999.

Mrs. Zimmerman was an avid gardener and a member of the Bach Elder Friend
Club. She loved to travel; some of her favorite destinations were Monterey
Bay, Calif., and Point Judith, R.I.

She is survived by her husband of Thornton; sons Dean and wife Rosanne,
John, Kenneth and wife Margie, and Michael and wife Debbie; daughters
Katherine Loukonen and Cynthia Loukonen, both of Lyons; 11 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; sisters Darlene "Beth" Wagerman of Arvada, Carol Dare
of Denver, and Sher Vidaurri and husband Gilbert of Frederick;
brother-in-law Donald Thorne of Denver; and her former husband.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethelda Thorne.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howe Mortuary in Longmont,
the Rev. Larry Kettle officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today
at Howe Mortuary, with family present 4-6 p.m.

Interment will be at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather at the Altona Grange following the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

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