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Ella Zimmerman

September 17, 1926 — April 29, 2016

Ella L. "Renne" Zimmerman, age 89, of Milan, formerly of New Boston and Aledo, IL died Friday April 29, 2016 at the Avonlea Cottages in Milan, IL. Services are 2:00 PM Monday May 2, 2016 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, Il. Burial is in the Peniel Cemetery, Rural Joy, IL. Visitation is 1 hour prior to services at Fippingers where memorials may be left to the Avonlea Cottages in Milan. Online condolences can be made at

Ella was born September 17, 1926 in Rock Island County, IL to George and Julia Bailey Middagh. She graduated from Muscatine High School. She married Don R. McGinnis in 1947 and later married Fred LaVerne Zimmerman April 26, 1984 in Joy, Il. He died October 13, 2003.

Renne was employed at the Grain Processing Corporation in Muscatine Iowa for 20 years, retiring in 1986.

Her memberships include the Joy United Methodist Church and she enjoyed wintering in Arizona, dancing, playing shuffleboard, knitting, crocheting and being with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter Diane (Gary) Peterson of Milan, IL, one son, Thomas McGinnis of Illinois City, IL, Step-daughters Karen (Donnie) Russell of New Boston, Il, Kathy (Greg) Welch of Keithsburg, IL, Jan Vipond of East Moline, IL, step-son Ronald Zimmerman of New Boston, 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren , several step-great grandchildren, a sister, Ramona Richter and a brother, George Middagh both of Muscatine, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, Fred, 1 great grandchild, 2 sisters, and a brother preceded her in death.

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Visitation Details

Monday, May 2nd, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

Service Details

Monday, May 2nd, 2016, 2:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

Interment Details

Peniel Cemetery

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