Jacqueline I. Zimmerman, age 82, of Rice Lake & formerly of Dallas, Wis., gained her heavenly wings on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake. She was born July 2, 1939, to John and Irene (Ruffing) Winkler at Stockbridge, Wis., where she was raised and attended school. She graduated from New Holstein High School in 1957, Valedictorian of her class. On June 6, 1959, she was married to John Zimmerman at New Holstein, and the couple farmed in various locations throughout the years. They raised seven children, and Jacqueline tended to her home and children as well as helping John with the farm chores. She loved playing cards, but family was her life. She lived for her children. Her latest love was having tea parties with her great granddaughter Abbi. She will be deeply missed by her family. Her body and spirit are now restored, and we know she is reunited with John and dancing in Heaven.
Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John, on Aug. 13, 2016; brother, Jim Winkler; and sister-in-law, Adeline Winkler. She is survived by her son, John (Dottie) Zimmerman of Ridgeland; daughters, Sharon (Larry) Wiste and Shirley (Tom) Gerard- all of Spring Grove, Minn., Susan (Steve) Scheck of LaCrosse, Janet (Gary) Sand of Spring Grove, Jackie (Joe) Hyde of Chetek and Vicki (Paul) Feidt of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; brother, David Winkler of St. Cloud, Wis.; sister-in-law, Barb; her favorite nurse and friend, Mary; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chetek with Father Chandra Ery officiating and interment following in the Dallas Cemetery at Dallas, Wis. Visitation will be held for the hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas and Cameron.