Irene S. Zimmerman, 83

September 30, 2019

Irene S. Zimmerman, 83, of Lititz, left her loving family to be present with her Lord on September 30, 2019.

She was the wife of Harry R. Zimmerman. She was born at Ephrata Pa and was the daughter of the late John N. and Phoebe S. Sensenig Wenger.

Irene was an outstanding wife and mother and enjoyed the family closeness. She was born with music in her and she used to tell of how she sat on her dad’s lap while he played the mouth organ. She taught herself how to play the mouth organ and guitar together, and then she’d pick up something else and learn to play that. She taught her husband, Harry, to play the guitar as well and her children. This is how the Zimmerman Family Bluegrass Gospel Group got started.

Irene loved her Lord and he was truly alive in her! She attended Hosanna! A Fellowship of Christians of Lititz. She had taught Sunday School in her younger years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Donna wife of Donald Shaak of Brickerville, and James husband of Suszanne Henderson Zimmerman of Lititz, her 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, her 4 sisters, and 5 brothers. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Joan Zimmerman, a great grandchild, and a brother and a sister.

Friends will be received on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9am at Hosanna! A Fellowship of Christians, 29 Green Acre Rd., Lititz, PA, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 10:15am. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Irene’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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Condolences to the Family

October 09, 2019

Irene was a special sister, wife, mother and grandma, as well as, great grandma! She loved her family so much! We will all miss that sweet smile.  I can only imagine the smile that is on her face now! Knowing we will be with her again eases the pain of saying “Good-Bye”!
Miriam Wenger Arbaugh

October 05, 2019

My deepest condolences to the entire family. May you find peace in all of your memories. You are in my prayers.
Sharon and Bob Fisher

October 02, 2019

Donna my Dear Friend and Family, Accept my condolences on the passing of your Mom. Doug and I are keeping you in our prayers. I know from being with you often how close you were to your Mom and know she is always with you in your heart and memories.
Linda S. Miller

October 01, 2019

She was a special lady with a warm smile. It was nice to have known her. Donna, Jim, and family you have my sympathies and prayers.
Randy Stauffer

October 01, 2019

It meant the world to me when she would smile and say, ” God gave you a voice of an angle!” You shall be missed. My heart and soul are with your family.
Shawn Woodhouse

October 01, 2019

Donna & Jim my dear friends I will remember Irene & her family especially working with the Zimmerman Family Bluegrass Gospel group we had so many great times. I just loved to her Irene reminise about her growing up years.  She was a great friend.  Irene has her Heavenly home & waiting on her family to join her. Prayers to the family.    Elsie C Miller

Saturday, October 05, 2019
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Lititz, PA 17543
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