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The memorial service for Charlotte Zimmerman, of Morris, Minnesota, formerly of Springfield, Minnesota will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, with Reverend Chris Cordes officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, 2 hours prior to services at the church. Burial will be at the Courtland Lutheran Cemetery, Courtland, Minnesota.
Charlotte Caroline Alma Bode, daughter of Gerhard and Agnes (Lange) Bode was born on November 26, 1945 in New Ulm, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm in Courtland, Minnesota, where she attended Immanuel Luther Church and School through the eighth grade. Charlotte graduated from Nicollet High School and went on to graduate from Mankato Beauty School. She worked as a hairdresser in Robbinsdale, Crystal, Nicollet and Springfield until her retirement in 2010. Charlotte married David Zimmerman on June 3, 1967. The couple made their home in Nicollet, Minnesota for six years and then moved to Springfield, Minnesota, where they lived for almost 43 years and started their joint barber/hairstyling business. Charlotte and David recently moved to Morris, Minnesota. They worked together for 33 years. Not only did they work together but they enjoyed many activities together as well.
Charlotte enjoyed dancing and golfing with her husband, singing in the church choir, artwork, and wintering in Texas. But mostly, she enjoyed time with her daughters and grandchildren. She loved to laugh and she loved the Lord. Charlotte wasn’t afraid to share her faith with others even in her final days.
Charlotte died on Sunday, September 9, 2018 surrounded by her family, under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice at her home in Morris. She was 72 years old.
She is survived by her husband: David, Morris, MN; daughters: Tamara (Rollie) Sperr, Donnelly, MN, and Natalie (Ron) Sonnek, Maple Grove, MN; her grandchildren: Jacob, Sydney and Hope Sperr, and Alyssa and Allison Sonnek; eight sisters: Bernice Thompson, Carmen Kaesmeyer, Marcella Ohland, Lois (Donald) Ditzler, Elaine (Gene) Selby, Geraldine (Gary) Schmidt, Sharon (Bill) Osborne, and Virginia Jakobe; two brothers: Donald (Margo) Bode, and Lyle (Lynn) Bode; one brother-in-law: Charles Zimmerman; one sister-in-law: Darlene Bode; and many nephews and nieces. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Marion Zimmerman, and Harriet Hoffrogge, two brothers, Rodney Bode and Ralph Bode and four brothers-in-law, George Hoffrogge, Wally Thompson, Victor Kaesmeyer, and Norman Ohland.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements.