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“So sorry to learn you lost your Mom. I was out of town and just now heard of her passing. You girls have our heartfelt condolances. She was a...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joan and Bill Morford - Sherrard, IL

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2 of 11 | Posted by: Kristin - Davenport, IA

“Margaret and Jimmy were our good neighbors and our kids grew up together. Those were the good old days when everybody helped each other.Looked out...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tom & Bobbie Scott - Moline, IL

“For as long as I could remember I had always called her Aunt Margaret. I guess that came from everyone who lived around us where all my Aunt's. Aunt...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Shelby (Clark) Beale - Shreveport, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. She and I had many cups of coffee together in Colona for years. She was always good to me, and she loved my Son. Even...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Annette Fitzwater (Nettie) - IL

“Aunt Margaret will be missed and will remain in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Grandma Dorothy (her sister), and the whole...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: John & Karla Blaise - Callahan, FL

“I have great memories of Aunt Margaret when I was a small child and loved to go visit her and Uncle Jimmy. We always had such great dinners and a...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Deanna Jane (Graham) Huber - LA

“So sorry for your loss. We hope the memories of past happier times will help support you at this time. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Karen Pfeiller - Racine, WI

“Michael and family, We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma. Hold on to the beautiful memories you built with her during this...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: The DeGreve Family

“I remember how much fun Margaret was AND how much she loved to have fun. I'll never forget her laugh. My sympathy to ALL of you. Your mom was a...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Stewardson - Taylor Ridge, IL

“Grandma loved Patsy Cline. One time she she came down to Peoria and I took her, Tom, Rose, mom, and dad out to the Basket Case - Karoke. With a...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jeremy Wilson - Grandchild

Margaret C. Zimmerman, age 82, of Colona, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at her daughter's home in Racine, WI.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial is at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Margaret was born June 26, 1930 in Moline, the daughter of Raymond and Signe (Larson) Peterson. She married James Zimmerman on October 23, 1948 in Freeport. He preceded her in death in November, 1987. Margaret was employed in production maintenance at Desaulners, and later for Group O, last working in 2000. She was a member of F.O.E. Ladies' Auxiliary in Carbon Cliff. Margaret enjoyed spending time gambling at the casinos and most of all she loved working.

Daughters June (Michael) Ryan Sun City, AZ
Esther (Larry) Wilson Racine, WI
Rose (Tom) DeMarlie Carbon Cliff
Christine (Jeff) Draper Cambridge
Grandchildren Jamie, Jeremy, Tammy, Michael, Jenni, Mike, Jeffrey, Kristin, Ashley
14 Great Grandchildren
Sister Dorothy Mahaffey Hannibal, MO
Half Sister Linda Peterson Rock Island
Half Brother William Peterson Moline

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, sister, and 5 brothers.

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