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Joan Marie Zimmer

June 22, 1943 — August 19, 2022

Joan Marie Zimmer of Mason City NE passed away on August 19 at the age of 79.  A beloved mother, wife, sister and teacher to many in the community, Joan will be missed by all.

Joan M Siegel was born on June 22, 1943 in Scottsbluff, NE to Joe and Lucille (VanWinkle) Siegel. She was the oldest of 4 children. She attended elementary school at Litchfield and Sunny Slope District 76 and attended Litchfield High school where she Graduated in 1960. After High school Joan attended Kearney State College where she received her teaching degree in August of 1968. She started her teaching career at Sunny Slope followed by Clear Creek, Litchfield, Minden and retired from Mason City school in 2005 after 25 years of teaching.

On Feb 17th, 1973, after a long pursuit, James Zimmer and Joan Siegel were united in marriage at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Hazard NE. After they were married, they lived in Minden for a short time before returning to Mason City.  In October of 1976 they moved to the Zimmer family farm where they still reside. To this union they had 3 sons, Mark Zimmer of Mason City, David Zimmer (Sarah) of Mason City, and Lonnie Zimmer (Dayna) of Pleasanton NE. Joan taught school and helped Jim on the farm raising livestock and crops. She enjoyed teaching, traveling, spending time with her family, and sharing her love of educating with her children, grandchildren, and neighbors.

Survivors include her husband Jim of Mason City, children Mark Zimmer of Mason City, David Zimmer (Sarah) of Mason City, and Lonnie Zimmer (Dayna) of Pleasanton NE. Her brother Arnold Siegel of Litchfield, sister Linda Eberle (Donnie) of Hastings, brother David Siegel (Sharon) of Litchfield and 9 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Lucille Siegel.

Services will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating.  Burial will be in the Black Hill Creek Cemetery south of Mason City.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital.  

A rosary service will be held on Monday evening at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow.  A visitation will be held on Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary and Monday evening 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the church.  

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

, Broken Bow, NE 68822

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