Ida Zimmerman

Ida Zimmerman

Ida Fredericka Zimmerman, 102, Carson, died Oct. 10, 2017, surrounded by her husband of 76 years, Rubin Zimmerman, and most of their children and some grandchildren at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck. A loving Christian and child of God, she passed to be with her Savior and deceased family members and friends.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. MDT Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hope Conservative Congregational Church, located at 400 West Park, Elgin. One of her sons, Edmund Zimmerman, will officiate. After a time of luncheon and fellowship, burial will be at Carson Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Evanson Jenson Funeral Home, Elgin.

Ida was born May 21, 1915, to Carl Schutz and Katherine Schatz, approximately 12 miles north of Burt, on the farm. She was one of 15 children; there were nine girls and six boys. Two died as infants. 

She was educated in a country school a couple miles from home until the eighth grade. Then, she worked various domestic jobs in Mott, Burt and Carson. 

Ida married Rubin Zimmerman on Sept. 18, 1941. They lived with family for a short time before moving southeast of Carson, where they farmed and raised a family including children Harold, Edmund, Elsie, Norman, and Lyle. With assistance from Lyle, Ida had the great joy of living on the farm until only weeks before her death.

She loved her family and the Lord, and spent countless hours in the garden. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and was a self-taught piano player who loved to play the piano and sing. Very artistic, she sewed her own clothing and clothing for her children and grandchildren out of scrap material, and also hooked fancy rugs. In her last years, she loved to color in adult coloring books.

Ida will be deeply missed by her husband, Rubin; sons Harold (Sheila) Zimmerman, Edmund (Linda) Zimmerman, Norman (Janice) Zimmerman, and Lyle (Susie) Zimmerman; daughter Elsie Klein, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by parents Carl and Katherine Schutz; and brothers, Art, Albert, Theophield, Carl, Edmund and Harold; and sisters Bertha, Gertrude, Martha, Edna, Esther, Leah, Elsie and Ruth.

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