Alta Zimmerman, 75

Feb. 24, 1944 —
Aug. 25, 2019
LIME SPRINGS - Alta Zimmerman, age 75, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2019 at Regional Health Services of Howard County, after an extended battle with Parkinson’s disease. She reached the age of 75 years, six months.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Lime Springs followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lime Springs. Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Lime Springs followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lime Springs. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday and again from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the church. Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Loving wife and dear mother and grandmother, Alta Martin Zimmerman was born to Ivan and Mary (Burkholder) Martin on Feb. 24, 1944 in Lancaster County, Pa. 
She spent her first five years in Lancaster County, after which she moved with her family to Fleetwood, Pa. Being the oldest of 10 children, she was accustomed to the many responsibilities of a large, busy family. They did vegetable farming, and she also worked at a shirt factory in Fleetwood in her teen years. 
She married Norman S. Zimmerman on Dec. 12, 1964. The couple enjoyed almost 55 years of married life. They began life on the farm at Fleetwood and were blessed with eight children. After four of their children were married, they moved to near Cresco, Iowa in March 1991 and continued the farming occupation.
After experiencing forgiveness of sins and a lengthy search for truth, Norman and Alta found their church home in the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. They were baptized on Dec. 19, 1976 by Minister Arnold Wiggers. They helped establish the congregation in Fleetwood, later helping build the church on property sold off the farm. 
Alta loved the Lord and embraced her faith in God until the end. Norman faithfully cared for her at home until the last two months, when she moved to a care facility nearby. The family is saddened by her absence but thankful she has gained her eternal rest.  
Alta will be remembered  as a lover of song, often singing as she worked. She was a busy mother, happily working from morning to night, caring for their children and helping her husband where needed. She enjoyed flowers, going to church, gardening and was a lover of hospitality. She was deeply interested in her children’s spiritual welfare.
Those left to cherish precious memories are her loving husband, Norman; four sons, Steve (Alma) of Kidron, Ohio, Curvin (Nancy) of Lime Springs, Leonard (Marcia) of Morris, Minn. and Arnold (Denise) of Lime Springs; four daughters, Linda (Luke) Peachey of Belleville, Pa., Karen (Nevin) Byler of Fort Collins, Colo., Sandra (Milferd) Loewen of Lime Springs and Dorcas (Monte) Unruh of Hiawatha, Kan.; 36 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Harvey (Mary) of North Lawrence, N.Y., Raymond (Thelma) of Lewistown, Pa., Ezra (Violet) of Ephrata, Pa., Ivan Jr. (Edna) of Fleetwood and Jere (Edith) of Kutztown, Pa.; three sisters,  Annetta (Moses) Zimmerman of Thorp, Wis., Arlene (Irvin) of Shirk, Thorp, Wis. and Pauline (Nevin) Brubaker of Hamburg, Pa.; brother-in-law, Harold (Ellen) Zimmerman of Kutztown, Pa.;  and many other relatives and friends.
Those who preceded her in death were her parents and one sister, Mary Etta.
May God richly bless you.

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