Charlene W. Zimmerman, 69, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.
Charlene was born on March 24, 1951 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles and Janice (Ludweigsen) Manley. She married the love of her life Kenneth Zimmerman on February 27, 1976 in Dubuque, IA and the couple enjoyed 39 years of marriage before his passing in 2015. In her free time she had a passion for crocheting and reading. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and will be dearly missed by all.
Charlene is survived by her children: Mike (Tina) Manley, Tanya (Joe) Caravello, and Kenny (Tiffeny) Zimmerman Jr. and step-children: Faith (Robbie) Elford; James (Connie) Zimmerman; Tom (Cathy) Zimmerman; Paul Zimmerman; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. 7 siblings: Charles (Rie) Manley; Betsy (Larry) Bergren; Candy (Bob) Grams; Kathy (Mike) Ruud; Jana Manley-Roth; Sean Manley; and Kellie Simmons. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Reenie Zirbel.
A funeral service for Charlene will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home in Watertown with Pastor Jeffrey Steiner presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00am until the time of service. Burial will take place at 10:00am on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Memorials in Charlene’s honor to the family would be appreciated.
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