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Obituary of Ellen Lee Zimmerman
Ellen Lee Zimmerman
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Ellen Lee Zimmerman, 82 passed away March 12, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born December 13, 1937 to Nathan and Evelyn (Sine) Hartwell in Flint, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert, Irvin, and Russell Hartwell, and Gerald Wage; sisters, Janette Hartwell and Betty Wage; and son-in-law, Tim Mills. She is survived by her husband, Dale; three daughters, Kristine Ruth (Dave) Mathers, Jenelle Lorraine Mills, Karen Lee (Mark) Titcomb; son, David H.P. Zimmerman; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Ellen was a graduate of Adelphian Academy (1957) and attended Andrews University. She was a gifted cook and was employed by various school systems, and retired from 20 years of employment at Ingham Medical Hospital (McLaren) as a special diet cook in 2003. She loved cooking and baking cakes for her family and friends. Ellen's secret to happiness was friendship. She was persistent in nurturing friendships through the years by making and sending cards, phone calls and hosting gatherings where all were spoiled by her love of cooking. Ellen was a member of PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization) and attended South Church.
A memorial service will take place at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48917 at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McLaren Hospice.
Special Note from Ellen's Family:
Some of you are aware that we had planned Ellen's Memorial Service for 11:00 AM Monday, March 23, 2020. Due to the ongoing government mandates and the continued risk of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to postpone that service until group gatherings are declared safe and her life may be celebrated with all friends and family. The time and date will be announced on this website once they are established.
Our friendships and relationships with each of you are very special to us and we hope to see you in the very near future. Meanwhile, stay safe.