Mary Lou Zimmerman

HERSEY – Mary Lou Zimmerman, 83, of Hersey, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Nursing and Rehab Unit.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1930, in Hersey, to Max and Sadie (Jackson) Blanchard. She attended Hersey and Reed City schools, and later at Butterworth School of Nursing in Grand Rapids. Mary Lou was a registered nurse and worked at Butterworth Hospital and later at a doctor’s office in Reed City. She married Eldon Zimmerman on Jan. 9, 1954, in Hersey. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dwight (Meta) Zimmerman, of Strathmore, Calif.; their children, Raymond and Joyce; daughter, Lori (Wayne) Loney, of Houston, Texas; son, Max; brothers-in-law, Leon and George; sister-in-law, Joanne; and also nieces and nephews.

Mary Lou was a member of the Hersey United Methodist Church and was the church organist for more than 50 years.

The family will be planning a memorial service at a later date. Memorials in Mary Lou’s name are requested to the Hersey United Methodist Church. Please share a memory or sign the guest book for Mary Lou at